Wilson Center
Guitar Competition & Festival

August 14 - 16, 2014

The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. The second annual competition and festival will take place August 14-16, 2014 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money.


2014 Guitar Competition & Festival Winners

Rock/Blues

First Place: Jernej Bervar (Maribor, Slovenia)
Second Place: Mark Mendoza
(Whitefish Bay, WI)
Third Place: Christopher Schuck
(Brookfield, WI)

Fingerstyle

First Place: Gabriel Andrews (Avonsleigh, Australia)
Second Place: Brock Camden
(Burlington, Canada)
Third Place: Rachael Carlson
(Milwaukee, WI)

Jazz

First Place: Gabriel Condon (Penfield, NY)
Second Place: Robert Andrew Corder, Jr.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Third Place: Matthew Rotker-Lynn
(Milwaukee, WI)

Classical

First Place: Steve Cowan (Montreal, Canada)
Second Place: Mark Edwards
(Baltimore, MD)
Third Place: Xavier Jara
(Arlington, MN)

 

View Full Press Release >


Festival Activities:
Free and open to the public!

SEMI-FINALS:
Jazz Semi-finals: Thursday, August 14, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Harris Theater)
Classical Semi-finals: Thursday, August 14, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)
Rock/Blues Semi-finals: Friday, August 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Fingerstyle Semi-finals: Friday, August 15, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)

FINALS:
Jazz Finals: Saturday, August 16, 9:00 - 10:15 am (Harris Theater)
Classical Finals: Saturday, August 16, 10:30 - 11:45 am (Harris Theater)
Fingerstyle Finals: Saturday, August 16, 12:00 - 1:15 pm (Harris Theater)
Rock/Blues Finals: Saturday, August 16, 1:30 - 2:45 pm (Harris Theater)

Competition winners will be announced on Saturday, August 16 @ 3:00pm (Harris Theater)

MASTERCLASSES:
Jack Grassel (Jazz) Masterclass: Thursday, August 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Anne Waller (Classical) Masterclass: Thursday, August 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)
Greg Koch (Rock/Blues) Masterclass: Friday, August 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Jesse Cook (Fingerstyle) Q & A: Friday, August 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)

Young Artist Performances: Saturday, August 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Featured Performances:

Greg Koch | August 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm (Tickets: $15-25)

Jesse Cook | August 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm (Tickets: $20-35)

*First place competition winners from each category will open this performance at 7:00 pm.



Thank you to our sponsors!


Photos from the 2013 Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival:


View a summary of the 2013 Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival >


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