West Sussex Guitar Festival 2008
The West Sussex Guitar Club in association with West Dean College is proud to announce that the ninth West Sussex Guitar Festival will again feature 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 2009, courtesy of West Dean College. The runner up will receive a £200 bursary towards attendance.
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 2009), and under 18 years at the time of the competition (November 2008)
The winner will be selected by festival adjudicator, Graham Devine. In addition to adjudicating what promises to be the most successful festival to date, Graham Devine will be giving the traditional Festival Recital on Friday 21st 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
In addition to the West Dean Scholarship Competition, the Festival has the special prize of a quality classical guitar generously donated by Spanish guitar makers Guitarr es Camps which will be awarded to the most deserving candidate participating in the junior section.
Also, the special prize of a copy of Sibelius G7 music writing software will be awarded to the overall winner of th Arrangement & Composition classes. The club is very grateful to Sibelius for donating this software.
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.
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
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Rules of WSGF Scholarship Competition