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Junior Day of Guitar

February 19, 2019

Building off the success of our popular Day of Guitar, Junior Day of Guitar is designed especially for younger and less-experienced players. Instructors will pick up tips on repertoire, running rehearsals, and playing techniques. Students will rehearse and perform with the Junior Day of Guitar Orchestra, participate in hands-on learning activities, attend a professional guitar mini-concert, and have the opportunity to perform an ensemble piece in the Participants Recital.
The Junior Day of Guitar Orchestra music is composed specifically for middle school musicians. Parts are easy enough for beginners and include a challenging part for intermediate players. All orchestra parts are available in standard notation and guitar tab. Instructors should practice and rehearse the music with their students before the event.
Junior Day of Guitar begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. 

Junior Day of Guitar 2019 Featured Clinician:

Goldberg,_Julie_headshot_2017Dr. Julie Goldberg has been with VanderCook since 1999. She was the first guitarist to receive a Doctorate in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. A Chicago native, Dr. Goldberg leads the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Orchestra, directs VanderCook’s annual Day of Guitar festival, presents yearly guitar clinics for the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, and is a faculty member for Teaching Guitar Workshop, sponsored by GAMA. Overseas she has taught master classes at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music. Dr. Goldberg was named Guitarist of The Year by Classical Guitar Alive magazine, and performs frequently as a soloist and with the Avanti Guitar Trio. She is co-author of 100 Classical Guitar Lessons published by Hal Leonard. Her educational guitar ensemble arrangements are published by Guitar Chamber Music Press.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gama    Daddario

Junior Day of Guitar

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Participants: Guitar students of all levels are invited to participate.

Registration DeadlineFriday, February 1, 2019
Registration Fee: $20.00 per student (includes lunch, directors and instructors are free)

Online Registration Opens November 16, 2018

* Spots fill up quickly for the day and space is limited, so please register early.
Payment should be received by Monday, Febraury 11, 2019.  
* Fees will not be refunded once payment is sbmitted.  
Please pay for all students on one school-printed check or purchase order, made out to VanderCook College of Music. Credit card payments are also accepted.
Return completed form(s) and payment to:
VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Patrick Benson - Day of Guitar
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
If you wish to fax your submission, the number is 312.225.5211.
For questions, please contact:
Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing Education & Outreach
Dr. Julie Goldberg, Professor of Guitar
Day of Guitar Itinerary:

Check-In begins at 9:00a.m.

The festival begins promptly at 9:30a.m.
The festical concludes at 1:15p.m.

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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