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Schedule & Master Classes


Friday, November 10th, 2017

  • 1:30 pm & at 6:30 pm - Late Registration Table (OBF Recital Hall lobby)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Master class: “Jazz Guitar Harmony” with Dr. Zvonimir Tot – Altgeld Hall 111
  • 3:15 – 4:15 – Master class: “Video Basics for Musicians” with Gregory Wendt Altgeld Hall – room 114
  • 7:30 pm – opening gala concert with Zvonimir Tot & the Isaac Lausell Trio – Quigley Hall - SIU
  • CD Singing with Zvonimir Tot (after the concert)

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Classical guitar master class with prof. Moacyr Teixeira Neto – Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall
  • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm - Lunch Break
  • 2:30 pm  – 3:30 pm – Masterclass: “Composing for guitar” with Dr. Christopher Walczak – Altgeld Hall room 114
  • 7:30 – Classical Guitar CD Release concert of “Over the time” by prof. Moacyr Teixeira Neto featuring the music of Marcus Vinícius – OBF Recital Hall
  • CD Signing with Moacyr Teixeira Neto (after the concert)

*Note: OBF is the Old Baptist Foundation also known as Doyle Hall. Altgeld 112 is the Orchestra Room.

Master Classes

Our master classes are open to all our festival audience members and to players of all levels. This years jazz guitar master class will be a presentation on Dr. Tot’s new book on jazz guitar harmony. To play in Moacyr Teixeira Neto’s classical guitar master class we will be conducting auditions since the amount of spaces is limited however all players are welcome to attend the lecture. The students selected to play in the master class will receive a tuition waver for the festival.

To apply, submit a video recording of 2 contrasting pieces. To summit simply upload the video to and send the link to The link does not need to be public and the video will not be used for any other purposes but for the audition. We encourage the presentation of advanced works such as J.S. Bach’s lute suites, works by Heitor Villalobos and Leo Brower. This being said we will feature players from different levels. The level pieces of presented should not be beneath the level of the following:

  • El testament d’Amelia – Miguel LLobet
  • El sueño de la muñeca – Agustin Barrios
  • Lágrima – Francisco Tárrega
  • Capricho Arabe – Francisco Tarrega
  • Canarios – Gaspar Sanz
  • Tarleton’s Resurrection – John Dowland