June 7-9, 2019
All events will be held at the main branch of the Richland Library located at 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201.
Some Free Parking is available near the library. Garage Public Parking is available in downtown.
Competition rounds (observation), workshops, and lectures are FREE and open to the public.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019
4:00 pm College Ensemble Competition Finals (Auditorium)
5:00 pm Versatility: A path to Success! Workshop by Don Russo.
Learn about the foundations of various guitar styles, such as rock, blues, funk, country, jazz. Participants are encouraged to bring guitars.
7:00 p.m. Solo concert by Romanian guitar virtuoso Dragos Ilie and internationally recognized Flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei (Auditorium)
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
10:00 am Solo competition, Division I. (Auditorium)
10:30 am Division III competition (Grades One – Eight). (Theater)
11:30 am Division II competition (High school division). (Theater)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm “Introduction to Improvisation” workshop by Dr. Bert Ligon. (Room #213). Participants need to bring guitars. Level: intermediate (at least 3 years of guitar lessons)
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Guitar Idol SC competition. (Theater)
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Presentation “Music Education in China” by Beijing Guitar Duo. (Room #213)
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Lecture /presentation by Tariel Iberi ” Music from Republic of Georgia” (Room #214)
5:30 pm Dinner Gathering at Al Amir Restaurant
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beijing Guitar Duo Concert. (Auditorium)
8:30 p.m. Gathering at Hunter Gatherer
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Youth Ensemble Division Finals. Open to the Public. (Auditorium)
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Solo Competition Finals. (Theater)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Solo concert by American guitar virtuoso Jay Kacherski. (Auditorium)
5:10 pm – 5:40 pm Award Ceremony. (Auditorium)
6:30 p.m. Dinner gathering at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant