School of Music: Summer Guitar Workshop
Pre-College Competition

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For the eleventh year, the ECU Summer Guitar Workshop will have a competition for middle and high school students. This competition is open to workshop participants of high school age and younger who have not yet enrolled in college coursework. High school students who will graduate this spring are still eligible to compete in the pre-college division.

Two first prizes in this year’s pre-college competition will be again be given, one for competitors 15-18 and one for the best competitor age 14 and under. Second prizes will be given in each division as well. In the event of insufficient enrollment, both divisions will be combined and there will only be one youth division competition.

The pre-college semifinals will take place on Sunday July 12th  at 10am in Room 110 of the Fletcher Music Center. The finals will take place on Tuesday July 14th  at 4pm in the recital hall of the Fletcher Music Center. High School participants should prepare a program of 6 minutes in duration. Middle school and younger participants should prepare a program of 5 minutes in duration. This program will be performed in its entirety should the contestant be selected for the finals. Competitors will select their pieces in the semifinal round.

Competitors must submit a typed copy of their proposed program to the workshop director via email. When paying tuition, please include a separate check for $60 made out to the ECU Guitar Competition.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A VALID US SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND PRIZEWINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD TO RECEIVE PAYMENT. ONE ADDITIONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT WILL BE REQUIRED AS WELL. Competitors must also have a valid email address. All communications regarding the competition will take place via email. Competition fees are not refundable.