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June 5, 2020 at 10:00 am -
June 7, 2020 at
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard

James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) will host the first James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition June 4-7, 2020. The competition will begin accepting applications and audition videos in January from classical guitarists aged 14-18.

The competition was established this year to generate meaningful opportunities for gifted young classical guitarists, aiding in their pursuit of advanced artistic studies and professional music careers. With a top cash prize of $10,000 and total prize money of up to $24,000 the competition will make defining differences in the lives of young guitarists.

Click here for details about competition age qualifications, rules, prize money, and more!

June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am -
June 12, 2020 at 5:00pm

CIM - Classical Guitar Intensive (online)

Learn virtually from renowned guitarists Colin Davin and Jason Vieaux in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Classical Guitar Intensive!

Are you pursuing a career in music? Whether you’re preparing for conservatory auditions or honing your skills for your next performance, you can learn from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s acclaimed conservatory faculty this summer.

CIM faculty and guitar soloists Colin Davin and Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux lead this three-day intensive, focusing on classical guitar technique and performance. Through master classes, workshops and private lessons, the intensive will explore a wide range of topics, including technique, musicianship, baroque ornamentation, commissioning new works and essential practice methods.

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