GuitarFest 2024 at Appalachian State University

GuitarFest 2024

April 19 - 21, 2024

Schedule of Events • Artists • Competition Rules

Dr. Adam Kossler, Artistic Director

Appalachian GuitarFest is now combined with the Boone Suzuki Guitar Workshop. 

REGISTER NOW for GuitarFest 2024! Registration closes Thursday, April 18 at 8:00am EST. 

Artist Biographies

Artist Biographies

Read more about our guest artists! 
René Izquierdo • Elliot Frank • Stephen Bondy • Douglas James • Andy Page • Billie Feather • William Kossler Justin Craig • Jason Pickard • Adam Kossler • The Schaefer Center presents Snarky Puppy

Divison I Competition Prizes

Altamira Grand Prize: $1500 

2nd prize: $800 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

3rd prize: $500 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

4th prize: $300 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

Special Prize

“George Thomas Panormo” awarded by Dr. Douglas James for the best interpretation of romantic guitar work.  This prize will be awarded in the Semi-final round of the competition.

For the purpose of this competition, “Romantic Guitar Work” is defined as: a work written for pre-Torres instruments that precedes the Spanish nationalist style during the 1800’s.  Composers may include, but are not limited to Giuliani, Sor, Regondi, Coste, Carulli, Aguado, Legnani, Carcassi, Paganini, Lhoyer, etc.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Adam Kossler with any questions about at repertoire kossleraj@appstate.edu.

See Thomas Viloteau perform on a George Thomas Panormo.

See the full competition details here.

 

School-Age Division Prizes

Division II

Altamira 1st prize: $500 and Altamira N600 (valued at $1799)

2nd prize: $300 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

3rd prize: $200 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

Division III

Altamira 1st prize: $300 and Altamira N400 (valued at $899)

2nd prize: $200 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

3rd prize: $100 & Altamira 20% off online coupon

Division IV

1st Prize Certificate and free registration for GuitarFest 2025

2nd Prize Certificate and free registration for GuitarFest 2025

See the full competition details here.

Poster

GuitarFest 2024 Poster

Snarky Puppy Performance

Snarky Puppy will be performing in the Schaefer Center on April 20 at 7:30pm! One ticket is included with full GuitarFest registration, and additional tickets can be purchased at https://theschaefercenter.org/event/snarky-puppy/

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