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2013 Mississippi Guitar Festival

Friday, November 8th, and Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Held at the University of Southern Mississippi

General Information

The beautiful campus of the University of Southern Mississippi welcomes you to this year’s Mississippi Guitar Festival.  Classical guitar students, teachers, and fans will benefit from lectures, masterclasses, competitions, and guest recitals.  We are excited to present various events that pertain to this year’s theme of chamber music.

We are proud to present this year’s guest artists, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo.

The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo 

 

All events during the day will be held on campus, in the Performing Arts Center and Fine Arts Building, and both evening concerts will be held in Hattiesburg’s historic downtown area, on the third floor of the Oddfellows Gallery.

 

2013 Guitar Fest ScheduleDOWNLOAD SCHEDULE HERE: msgf2013_schedule_sheet2.pdf

 

Registration Information

The registration fee is $40.00.  This covers admission to all concerts, lectures, competitions, and masterclasses.  Lodging and meals are separate/additional.  We only accept cash or check (made payable to “Southern Miss School of Music” with “Guitar Fund” in the memo line).  Registration may be made in advance by mailing a filled-out registration form and check (preferred to ensure masterclass placement) or handing both items in at the festival.  Mail-in registration is due by November 1, 2013.  In-person registration at the festival will occur from 8-10am in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building on Friday, November 8th, and from 8-9am on Saturday, November 9th.  Checks and registration forms can be sent to:

Dr. Nicholas Ciraldo
Southern Miss School of Music
118 College Drive #5081
Hattiesburg, MS 39406.

Please click here for the registration form.

 

Competition Information

Young Artist Competition

• Open to anyone at the outset of their professional career

• First (preliminary) round, November 8th: 10 minutes maximum of repertoire of competitor’s choice.

• Second (final) round, November 9th: (4 competitors maximum will be selected) 20 minutes maximum of repertoire of competitor’s choice; you may repeat material of preliminary round

• Awards: First Prize $800, Second Prize $400, Third Prize $200, Fourth Price $100

 

Freshman/Sophomore Competition

• Open to any collegiate freshman or sophomore

• One round, November 8th: 10 minutes maximum of repertoire of competitor’s choice

• Awards: First Prize $200, Second Prize $100

 

High School Competition

• Open to any high school student

• One round, November 9th: 5 minutes maximum of repertoire of competitor’s choice

• Awards: First Prize $100, Second Prize $50

 

Middle School Competition

• Open to any middle school student

• One round, November 9th: 5 minutes maximum of repertoire of competitor’s choice

• Awards: First Prize $50, Second Prize $25

 

 

General Information for All Competitors

• You must register and pay the $40 registration fee to compete.

• You must complete a W-9 in case you win a prize (available at registration/check-in desk).

• All prizes will be awarded (we will not “withhold” any prize nor will we award any ties).

• Competition awards will be mailed to the prizewinners following the festival.

• Your competition time will start right at the first note you play.  You will be interrupted and stopped if you go over your performance time, but you will not incur any penalty for this.

• First-prize winners of previous Mississippi Guitar Festival competitions are not eligible to compete in the same category in any following year.  Previous first-prize winners of the Freshman/Sophomore competition may enter the advanced competition.

 

Special Thanks:

Hattiesburg Concert Association

Oddfellows Gallery

Belhaven University

Hinds Community College

Jones County Junior College

Holmes Community College

Meridian Community College

Pearl River Community College

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music