Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival
March 2 – March 4, 2017
This unique Texas competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, will award approximately $8,000 in cash prizes to the winners. Over the three-day event, students can compete and attend master classes and concerts by internationally recognized guitarists. We have a youth competition for ages 11-18 as well as the main competition for college-level students.
- First Place $3000
- Second Place $2000
- Third Place $1000
- Fourth Place $500
Per U.S. IRS regulations, prizes awarded to non-U.S. citizens may be subject to tax withholding, dependent upon current tax treaty between the U.S. and the winner's country of citizenship. U.S. citizens who are awarded prizes will not have tax withheld, and will receive an IRS Form 1099 from UT Dallas at the end of the year if the total of earnings from UT Dallas are $600 or more.
Dean's Choice Award:
- First Place $300
- Second Place $200
- Third Place $100
Registration for 2017 is not yet open.
16th Annual Guitar Competition Schedule of events
Thursday, March 2 Semi-finals (Not open to the general public)
Friday, March 3 Finals
|Competition Finals||8:00 p.m.||Location to be determined|
Saturday, March 4 Youth Competition and Concerts
|Youth Competition (both levels)*||9:00 a.m.||AH1 1.106 and 1.104|
|Adam Holzman Concert||To be determined||Location to be determined|
|Eliot Fisk Concert||To be determined||Location to be determined|
|Guitar Maker Stephan Connor||To be determined||Location to be determined|
*open only to parents and teachers of competitors.
This year's guest artists will be Adam Holzman and Eliot Fisk. Guitar Maker Stephen Connor will be joining us.
RENN Capital Group
Enric Madriguera, Director
Eddie Healy, Assistant Director and Youth Competition Coordinator
Guitar Advisory Board
Dennis Kratz, Dean, UT Dallas School of Arts & Humanities
Enric Madriguera, Artistic Director, Head, Guitar Program at UT Dallas
Russell Cleveland, Chairman