The West Sussex Guitar Club in association with West Dean College is proud to announce that the eighth West Sussex Guitar Festival will this year feature an exciting new class: The WSGF West Dean Scholarship Competition.
Awarded to the most promising young person playing at Grade V standard or above, the Scholarship Competition winner will receive non-residential attendance at the West Dean International Guitar Festival and Summer School 2008, courtesy of West Dean College.
The Summer School is a six-day guitar event that provides superb learning opportunities for all levels. Repertoire and technique classes form the core of the programme, with additional ensembles and a guitar orchestra. Students also receive individual lessons and attend public recitals by visiting artists.
The Scholarship is open to any young person who will be 15 years or older at the time of the summer school (August 2008), and under 18 years at the time of the competition (November 2007)
The winner will be selected by a panel comprising two adjudicators appointed by the club, and the festival adjudicator, Professor Gary Ryan from the Royal College of Music. In addition to adjudicating what promises to be the most successful festival to date, Professor Ryan will be giving the traditional Festival Recital on Friday 16th November.
For more information about West Dean College, call 01243 811301 or email www.westdean.org.uk/site/arts/music/music/CGF.htm. Alternatively, visit
West Sussex Guitar Festival aims..
The Festival is initiated, supported and will be run by the West Sussex Guitar Club and the Regis School of Music
Performers are asked not to repeat the same piece if entered in more than one class and to observe time limits for performances.
Click here for the entry form
Click here for the syllabus
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Festival Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the competitive classes. All participants will receive a Festival Certificate with the adjudicator's comments and practical suggestions.
All the Festival events will take place at:
Rules of WSGF Scholarship Competition