Schedule

Saturday, June 10th
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 FREE in downtown. 
Competition rounds (observation), workshops, and lectures are FREE and open to the public.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • First round Solo competition, Division I (College students and older). Closed round; not open to the public. (Room#214)

10:30 am

  • Division II competition (Grades One – Eight). Open to the public. (Theater)

11:30 am

  • Division IIIcompetition (High school division). Open to the public. (Theater)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Lunch break. Gathering at Al-Amir Restaurant on Main Street. Food is NOT covered by the festival.

2:00 pm

  • The Harmony of Daily Practice – lecture and tips for parents and educators by internationally recognized guitarist and teacher Miroslav Loncar. (Room #213)
  • Continued First round Solo competition, Division I (College students and older). Closed round; not open to the public. (Room #214)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Guitar Idol SC (competition open to all non-classical guitar players ages 10-18). Open to the public. (Theater)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • “On the Road Again” – lecture by internationally recognized artist, entrepreneur Silviu Octavian Ciulei. This lecture will explore career opportunities available to all musicians. (Room #213)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Workshop on Jazz improvisation by internationally recognized guitarist Amos Hoffman. (Room #213)
  • “Getting Yourself Out There” – Media specialist  David Mathisen offers tips and tricks for creating your own audio recordings and short live videos;  SPACE IS LIMITED – EMAIL our administrative director, Keisha Long to reserve your slot. Production Stage.

5:30 pm

  • Gathering at Cowboy Restaurant on Main Street. Food is NOT covered by the festival.

7:00 pm

  • Concert by Internationally recognized group Maharajah Flamenco Trio. (Auditorium). Free Admission

 

Sunday, June 11th
All events will be held at the main branch of the Richland Library loated at 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201.
Some Free Parking is available near the library. Garage Public Parking is FREE in downtown.
Competition rounds (observation), workshops, and lectures are FREE and open to the public.

2:15 pm – 3:35  pm

  • Final Round for Solo Division I. Open to the public. (Theater)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Guitar-making presentation.  Free and open to the public . (Room #213)
  • “Thinking beyond the Stage: More Eggs in More Baskets” – Internationally acclaimed guitarist Dr. Lynn McGrath is a performer, artistic director for multiple organizations, and the founder of the music management company SoundTree Artists in addition to her many years as a music educator. In this lecture she will discuss how synergy and financial security can be found and maintained through diversification in the music field.  (Room #214)

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Ensemble Division (only one round). (Auditorium)

4:00 pm

  • Concert featuring internationally recognized guitar virtuoso Jesus Serrano. (Auditorium). Free admission.

4:30 pm

  • Concert by SGFC Ensemble 1st prize winners W.E. duo (violin/guitar). (Auditorium). Free admission. 

5:10 pm

  • Award Ceremony. (Auditorium)

6:30 pm