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2018 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition

September 28-29, 2018
Place: The Haven
(112 Market St., Charlottesville, VA)

This year the festival will be dedicated to female guitarists, so all the guest performers will be women. The competition will be open to men and women, ages 18 and over.

Please, consider donating below to the guitar festival so we can cover the total expenses: $3,300.

The Guitar Festival will feature a workshop, a masterclass, concerts, a guitar orchestra and a Guitar Competition.

Artists and presenters:

Candice Mowbray
Krystin O'mara
Emily Shaw

Krystin O'mara
Rafael Scarfullery

Festival & Competition Organizer

Rafael Scarfullery

Festival Fee: $60

To register, fill out this application form and pay the $60 fee through Paypal below:

If you can't come to the full festival, individual tickets for workshops and recitals can be purchased at the door at these prices:

Each individual workshop or talk: $10
Each individual concert: $10
8:30pm concert: $20



8:30am    Registration and information for the competitors.

9:30am    Competition eliminatory (to advance to final). Finalists will be announced  
                after the eliminatory.

11am      Arranging and Transcribing for the Guitar by Rafael Scarfullery.

12pm       Lunch on your own.

1:30pm    Round table with all guest artists about their work.

2:15pm    Masterclass by Krystin O'mara.

3:15pm    Guitar Orchestra Rehearsal.  

4pm        Guitar Recital by Candice Mowbray.

Dinner on your own.

6:15pm   Competition Final.

7:00pm   Guitar Recital by Emily Shaw.

8:00pm   Winner's Announcement, Winner's Recital & Guitar Orchestra.

8:30pm   Closing Guitar Recital by Krystin O'mara.

Parking Information:
The Haven is at the heart of historic downtown Charlottesville. Street parking spaces, although free for up to 2 hours, are very limited on Saturdays. In the map below, you can check the parking lots and garages nearby.

Parking options

Hotels a few blocks away:

Omni Hotel
The Townsman
The Inn at Court Square
The Inn at 400 West High
200 South Street Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott
Leathers Snyder Bed and Breakfast


There are many restaurants just a block away.

This list will be updated as donations are received.

Rafael Scarfullery


Copyright 2018 Rafael Scarfullery