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The Pre-Professional  track is ideal for classical guitar students ages 15 – 18 who are considering pursuing a degree in music studies, or for whom the study of classical guitar is a serious avocation.

Students in this track will have the opportunity for master classes, private lessons with SGI faculty, and ensemble opportunities. Students must provide a playing sample as part of their registration, have 1 or 2 polished solo pieces prepared for lessons and master classes, and prepare their ensemble music parts in advance of the festival to begin rehearsals.

Pre-Professional Schedule

9:00 am: Warm Up/Technique Workshop
10:00 am: Master Class or lesson
11:30 am: Ensemble sectional or practice
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Ensemble rehearsal/coaching
2:00 pm: Lecture or workshop
3:00 pm: Orchestra rehearsal
4:00 pm: End of day