School of Arts & Humanities
|News contact:||Sadie Prater, UTD, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]
2nd Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival
RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 14, 2003) - The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will host the Second Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival Feb. 27-March 1 in the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus. This unique competition is designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students at least 16 years of age. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, and the top three performers will be invited to play in the UTD 2003/2004 Guitar Series.
The festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, with a free presentation and master class by Donald Miller. Miller is a recipient of New York State's highest teaching award, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the NISOD Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin.
The second day of the festival, Friday, Feb. 28, will include a free master class and presentation by Venezuelan guitarist Gabriel Guillén at 4 p.m. Guillén is a professor at the Joseph Haydn Konservatorium in Eisenstadt, Austria, and has taught master classes and played concerts in more than 25 countries. At 8 p.m. that evening, there will be a free concert featuring top performers from last year's event, including 23-year-old Colombian Gonzalo A. Molano, the first place winner, and Milen Parashkevov, who took third place.
The finals of this year's competition will be free and open to the public and will be held that Saturday, March 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The competition winners will be announced at 8 p.m. The announcement will be followed by a concert featuring Guillen. Tickets to the concert may be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Tickets to plays and concerts at UTD are on sale Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Art & Performance Office in the Visual Arts Building on campus and at the door of each event one hour prior to show time. Tickets also are available for purchase by phone during office hours with MasterCard and Visa. Messages may be left on an automated information line at 972-883-2787 (972-UTD ARTS).
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities' web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYVV.
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