West Sussex Guitar Festival 2012
The West Sussex Guitar Club in association with West Dean College is proud to announce that the thirteenth 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 2013 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 2013), and under 18 years at the time of the competition (November 2012)
The winner will be selected by festival adjudicators Mark Ashford and Gary Ryan. The Vida Guitar Quartet 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
In addition to the West Dean Scholarship Competition, the Festival has many prizes of Luthier strings generously donated by Maestoso Music Co. Ltd.
Also, a copy of Sibelius I music editing software generously donated by Sibelius will be awarded to the most deserving competitor of Senior Arrangement Class 65 and Composition classes: C5, C4, C5, C6. 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.
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