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Preliminary Round of the Collegiate and Youth Guitar Competitions hosted by the Great Lakes Guitar Society (GLGS)

9:00AM - 2:30PM

Warm up space will be provided for all competitors. Please check in 30min prior to competition time. 

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Location (Youth): Rockwell Hall, Room 124

Location (Collegiate): General Purpose Classroom 302

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Master Class With Maestro Leo Brouwer

12:00PM - 3:30PM

Maestro Leo Brouwer will give a public masterclass. GLGS Buffalo Chapter in conjunction with the Buffalo State Guitar Club will present masterclasses throughout the weekend comprising of the individuals who have performed as well as many other impactful educators of the guitar. Maestro Brouwer will conduct 40 minute classes providing insight on performance practice of his own pieces. The GLGS Chapter and Guitar Club executive board will hold auditions for performers for each class two weeks prior to the weekend.

Location: Burchfeild Penney Art Gallery Theater Hall

Inside the Burchfeild Penney Art Gallery, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Piano Master Class: Spanish Keyboard Works

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Piano Masterclass with Festival Artist: Orlay Alonso

Location: Louis P. Ciminelli  Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Orlay Alonso: Illuminated Scores Presentation

5:00PM - 6:00PM

The Illuminated Scores is a method of representing music graphically that enable students to experience an immediate representation of the overall formal design of a musical composition. It is a poetic analysis of music that reveals the architectural structure of a composition intended to show the intrinsic beauty of form with the objective of impacting performance and music pedagogy. At the Close of the Presentation we will open a Q+A forum

Location: TBA

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Evening Concert

Pre-concert Reception

6:30PM - 7:30PM


7:30PM - 8:30PM

Performer Rene Izquierdo will exemplify his expertise through a full solo program to close the day of events. 

Location: Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

Inside Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, March 16th