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Schwob School of Music

Schwob School of Music

Columbus State University Schwob School of Music presents:

Guitar Symposium 2019

2019 Artists

Duo Melis

Duo Melis

Paul Galbraith

Paul Galbraith

Elliot Frank

Elliot Frank

Andrew Zohn

Andrew Zohn

Symposium Faculty Members:

Adam Holzman

Nicholas Ciraldo

Yi Chen

Dusty Woodruff

Mary Akerman

Kevin Manderville

Jason Vieaux

Steven Mattingly

Robert Texiera


First Prize in Division I Competition: The Martinez Prize

Kenny Hill Performance Model Guitar by Martinez

(estimated value of $5,000)

Chai Di

First Prize in Division II Competition:

A guitar by Luthier, Chai Di

(estimated value of $5,000)

Renjun Fang

First Prize in Divisions III Competition:

A guitar by Luthier, Renjun Fang

(estimated value of $3,000)

For the list of masterclass participants, please click on the Schedule page.

The CSU Guitar Symposium is an annual event bringing together guitarists from around the world for education and artistic stimulation. This two-day festival consists of guest artist concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition with divisions for middle school through professional levels.

For those not participating in the Symposium who wish to purchase tickets to the evening concerts, click the links below.

Andrew Zohn/Paul Galbraith: Saturday, February 23 @ 8pm

Elliot Frank /Duo Melis: Sunday, February 24 @ 7:30pm

All symposium events take place at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901.

Shuttle available from Atlanta airport to Columbus from Groome Transportation (706-324-3939)

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