A week of guitar immersion guaranteed to excite and inspire!
Featuring master classes and performance workshops for classical guitar students ages 13+ with a minimum playing level of RCM 4 or the approval of the director. The GuitarFest West program focuses on developing solo performance skills through private lessons and masterclasses, while enhancing musicianship through large ensemble rehearsals.
Technique classes and rehearsals run for three hours each morning, and afternoons and evenings are filled with faculty recitals and lectures, student performance workshops and masterclasses. Students receive three private lessons or masterclasses with one or more faculty members and the week caps off with a student recital featuring solo and ensemble performances.
Ensemble rehearsals and performance
Faculty recitals and lectures
Masterclasses with our excellent international faculty
Concert Series (Admission is By Donation)
GuitarFest West has a Concert Series starting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023. Admission is by donation.
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. featuring Emma Rush and Marc Teicholz
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. featuring Christ Habib and Iliana Matos
Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. featuring Ralph Maier
Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. Student Recital (Free)
All concerts will be held in the TransAlta Pavilion in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (ED2102)