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10th Annual Celebration of the Guitar – March 3, 2019

Peabody Preparatory’s 10th annual daylong celebration of the guitar at the Peabody Institute is coming Sunday, March 3, 2019! The program, for students of all levels and ages, is a great way to discover the guitar or advance your playing skills.

Guest artists have not been confirmed for Fret Fest 2019, but you can view last year’s guest artists and schedule below.


Ensembles- $60.00/ticket
Non-Prep Family (1 Child & 1 Adult)- $30.00/ticket
Prep Family (1 Child & 1 Adult)- $25.00/ticket
Guest Artist Concert- $20.00/ticket

2018 Guest Artists

Berta Rojas

Renowned for her flawless technique and innate musicality, Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. She has been praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “Ambassador of the classical guitar.”

Allan Neave

Allan Neave studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (1984), where he teaches, and the Royal Northern College of Music (1988) and since then has been performing worldwide. He is a regular guest at many of the world's leading musical events and has worked with many influential musicians including Nikita Koshkin, Edward McGuire, Hans Werner Henze, Gordon McPherson, and Stephen Dodgson.

Zane Forshee

Festival Director


Event Location
10:00 am Kim Perlak & David Tronzo: Seven Parameters of Sound Joe Byrd Hall
10:00 am Allan Neave: Master Class Cohen-Davison Family Theatre
11:00 am Berta Rojas: Exploring Latin Rhythms from the Classical Perspective Joe Byrd Hall
1:00 pm Kim Perlak & David Tronzo: Spontaneous Composition Techniques Joe Byrd Hall
2:30 pm Guitar Ensemble Concert Leith Symington Griswold Hall
4:00 pm Guest Artist Concert Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall