2015
Wilson Center
Guitar Competition & Festival

August 13 - 15, 2015

The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual,
multi-genre festival that features four different competitions—
Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. 

Four competitions. 
Four headliners. 
One festival.
 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 @ 11:59 pm CDT


COMPETITIONS

Featuring $22,000 in prize money, the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to competitors of all ages! This annual festival features four separate competitions—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. The semi-final and final rounds of competition will take place Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Wilson Center. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015!


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performances

Featuring performances by Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist Ana Vidovic; internationally renowned guitarist Troy Stetina and American jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg; and fingerstyle legend Leo Kottke with special guest, Canada-based guitarist Antoine Dufour, the third annual Guitar Competition & Festival is an eclectic celebration of some of the world’s greatest guitar players!


FESTIVAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

In addition to the evening performances, the festival weekend also includes master class and clinic opportunities for participants and auditors. The entire festival—including semi-final and final competition rounds, master classes, vendor booths and a stage filled with local young guitarists—is open to the public.



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For additional information on the Guitar Competition & Festival or for sponsorship opportunities, please call 262-439-5681 or email wcguitarcompetition@gmail.com.