Stay healthy and safe. During these unprecedented times, our board and faculty are working to ensure the long-term success of our festival. We look forward — sometime soon — to welcoming guitar lovers from near and far.
It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you at our wonderful festival, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Kaslo GuitarFest in future years. Please stay tuned for updates about Kaslo GuitarFest 2022.
Our 2019 faculty included Daniel Bolshoy, Iliana Matos, Michael Partington, Rita Deane, Alec Pearson, and Luis Medina Rodriguez. Students from across the continent spent an amazing week making music together, attending lessons, workshops, masterclasses, and performances.
Kaslo Guitar Fest is a week-long educational opportunity for classical guitar students at all skill levels. Masterclasses, private lessons, guitar orchestra, small ensembles, guitar technique, fingerboard geography, and sight reading workshops will be offered to the festival participants, as well as concerts that are also open to the public.
Students will gain confidence, new techniques, and musical proficiency by way of concentrated instruction and practice during the week. Workshops by all members of the faculty provide a variety of learning opportunities tailored to specific levels. Public concerts by members of the faculty and a wrap-up concert by GuitarFest participants will do much to attract interest in classical guitar performance and enhance opportunities for the participants.
Please consider making a donation to the Kaslo GuitarFest Student Bursary Fund
2021 Registration Fee and Refund Criteria:
Registration Fee: $500
Early Bird Registration: $425 if paid in full by May 31
$100 non-refundable deposit is required with your registration, with the balance payable by June 30 (or May 31 for Early Bird rate). The $100 non-refundable deposit will be subtracted from any refunds. No refunds after June 30.
Enrolment is limited to 30 participants. Early registration is recommended. Registrations must be received by June 30 to allow for scheduling. Registrations received after June 30 may be accepted at the discretion of GuitarFest, and only if space is available. We cannot guarantee a full schedule for participants who register after June 30.
Students (currently enrolled full time in a school at any level) should indicate on the registration questionnaire if they are hoping to be billeted. Students should also indicate if they want to be considered for a student bursary. Only registrations received by June 30 will be considered for student bursaries.
Observers may attend the Festival for a fee of $150, which includes tickets to all concerts as well as the privilege of observing all workshops, master classes, ensemble sessions, and chamber music sessions. Observer registrations are accepted at any time up to July 13.
Full registration entitles registrants to participate in:
– Guitar Orchestra
– chamber ensemble
– one master class (plus unlimited observation of all masterclasses)
– one private lesson (additional private lessons are $100 per hour)
– Welcoming Pizza Party
Full registration also includes admission to all concerts and lectures.
Additional private lessons ($100 each) are available to festival participants if space permits. Any extra lessons will be scheduled outside the regular class schedule (evenings, the final Saturday, or other unscheduled times)
Select the SECOND “Event Date” for balance of fees payments (for those who have already paid the $100 registration deposit)