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2020 CSU Guitar Symposium

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, February 29

Time Event
8:00 - 10:00 AM

Registration (RiverCenter, South Lobby)

10:00 AM

Competition, 1st Round

Division I (Legacy Hall)


Mary Akerman

Elliott Frank

Luther Enloe


Divisions II and III (Studio Theatre)

Minneapolis Quartet members:

Maja Radovanlija


Ben Kunkel


Wade Oden






2:00 - 5:00 PM




6:00 PM




Adam Holzman (Studio Theatre)

  Sylviu Ciulei (RC 1714)



Grisha Goryachev: Hands-on flamenco technique workshop (Studio Theatre)


8:00 PM

Concert: Li & Zohn Duo, Syracusa GuitarDuo, and Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (Legacy Hall)

Sunday, March 1

Time Event

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Competition Semifinals: Division 1 (Legacy Hall)

Thomas Kirchhoff

Simone Alessi
Nello Alessi


11:30 -2:30 PM




3:00 - 4:00 PM 

Thomas Kirchhoff (RC 1714)
Andrew Zohn (Studio Theatre)
Dale Kavanaugh (RC 1716)

Joseph Hagedorn (1715)

 Lecture: Dr. Michael McCallie, (RC Studio Theatre) - A survey of guitar works written for Julian Bream

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Competition Finals: Divisions, I, II and III (Legacy Hall)
Mary Akerman, Adam Holzman, Luther Enloe, Simone Alessi, Elliot Frank

7:30 PM

Concert: Amadeus Duo and Grisha Goryachev (Legacy Hall)


CSU Symposium Masterclasses

Saturday, February 29, 2-5:00pm


Sylviu Ciulei (RC1714)


Alexandra Wolfe


Hang Yin


Ethan Borsari


Fangfang Liu


Samuel Hines


Benjamin Lougheed


Adam Holzman (ST)


Mia Padilla


Vincent Mann


Owen Dismukes


Noah Richer


Wesley Patterson


Yuxi Long




Sunday, March 1, 11:30-2:30


Thomas Kirchhoff (1714)


Fred Springer


Sean McCrary


Evan Taucher


Zhengji Li


Gabriel Balogh


Zehao Chen


Joseph Hagedorn (RC1715)

McCallie Quintet

Qianxiang Wang

Jonnathan Clark

Yue Guo

Riley Edwards

Yang Qiu

Dale Kavanagh (RC1716)


Julian Chalon


Carlos Bedoya


Preston Anastas


Leonardo Quintero


Christopher Mrofchak


Tiffany Vaughn


Andrew Zohn (ST)


Douglas Kish


Andres Urbina


Ramiro Rubio


Rayaan Muhammed


Congyi Zhang


Audrey Oden







Participation fees

Competitors- $130. This fee also includes, in addition to the competition, entry to concerts, lecture, and potential masterclass participation.

Auditors- $80. This fee includes entry into concerts, lecture, and masterclass participation.

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

Amadeus Duo, Nello Alessi, and Li & Zohn Duo: Saturday February 29 @ 8pm

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and Emanuele Buono: March 1 @ 7:30pm

All events will take place at the Rivercenter for the Performing Arts, downtown Columbus, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

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Contact: Andrew Zohn, Symposium Director or (706) 649-7295

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