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Press Release 6/4/19 – Parkening Competition 2019 Winners Announced

Press Release 3/28/19 – Parkening Competition 2019 Competitors Announced

Press Release 1/14/19 – Parkening Competition 2019 Press Release – Judges Announcement (with Bios)

Press Release 12/12/18 – Parkening Competition 2019 Applications Open

Press Release 10/4/18 Parkening Competition 2019 Press Release – Judge Announcement 


Quotes About the 2019 Competition

"Pepperdine and Malibu are the center of the classical guitar universe thanks to Professor Parkening. The next generation of musicians is wonderful."

–Manuel Del Arroz, Malibu Surfside News


"I'm absolutely blown away and impressed with the level of talent in this competition. I haven't seen a better performance anywhere."

–Edye Rugolo, Malibu Surfside News





Parkening International Guitar Competition
Pepperdine University
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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