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Young Guitarist Competition

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

The Young Guitarist Competition, held in conjunction with the Parkening International Guitar Competition, helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study. Applications for the 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition will be accepted beginning in November 2018, with an application deadline of February 6, 2019.

Young Guitarist Competitors for the next competition should prepare the following pieces:


Young Guitarist Competition, Round 1 (approximately 12:00 minutes)

Fantasia #10 - Alonso Mudarra (Parkening arrangement in Solo Pieces published by Hal Leonard)

Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Fernando Sor (Segovia edition)

     -The competitor should skip (omit) the "B" repeat as recorded by Christopher Parkening.

Preludes 1, 2, 4, 6 - Manuel Ponce (Segovia edition)

Round 2 (approximately 15:00 minutes)

Leyenda - Issac Albeniz (Segovia edition)

Estudio brilliante - Francisco Tarrega

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy (Parkening arrangement published by Hal Leonard)

Free piece/pieces (artist choice), approximately 4:00 minutes

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