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2018 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Saturday, September 29, 2018 (9am-10pm)
This year the festival will be dedicated to women guitarists, so the guests artists will be all women. The competition will be open to men and women, age 18 and over. More information later.

This was the information for the
2017 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition

Charlottesville Guitar Festival

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Place: The Haven
(112 Market St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902)

Watch the Official Trailer

The guitar festival is over. Thanks for your support and attendance. It was awesome to share music with fellow guitarists and the 9 competitors in the adult division were very fine players. The winners were:

1st Place: Anna Leone (Watch her video)
2nd Place: Maya Loncar (Watch her video)
3rd Place: Jan Marie Laman (Watch her video)

We had these activities:

Workshops and Talks, Concerts, a Guitar Competition,
and a Guitar Orchestra.

Artists and presenters:

Matt Palmer (Watch his concert)
Rafael Scarfullery (Watch his concert)
Candice Mowbray (Watch her concert)
Jeremy Bass (Watch his concert)
Erica Cha (Watch her concert)
Zeb Turrentine

Festival Fees: Full Festival $60

Application Form 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
4:00pm recital only: $15
6:00pm recital only: $15
7:00pm recital only: $15
7:45pm recital only: $5
8:30pm recital only: $20


8-9am    Registration 

9am        Lecture by Jeremy Bass (Contemporary Guitar Chamber Music)

10am      Luthier Talk by Zeb Turrentine

11am      Workshop by Rafael Scarfullery (How to practice to become a great musician)

12pm      Lunch on your own

1-2pm     Competition 

2:15pm    Orchestra Rehearsal

3pm        Scale Clinic by Matt Palmer

4pm        Recital by Candice Mowbray

5pm        Dinner on your own

6pm        Recitals (Jeremy Bass and Erica Cha)

7pm        Recital by Rafael Scarfullery

7:45pm   Competition winner's recital and guitar orchestra

8:30pm   Closing Recital by Matt Palmer

Parking Information:

The Haven offers to all guests free parking valitation for up to 2 hours for the Water St. Parking Garage (3 blocks away). 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. Below are several parking choices a few blocks away:

Parking Lot (Coin meters: $.25 for 1/2 hour, up to 8 hours limit) (2 blocks away)
Corner of W. Water St. & 2nd St. SW

Market Street Parking Garage (4 blocks away. $2 per hour. $16 daily maximum)
504 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA

Water Street Parking Garage (3 blocks away). $2 per hour. $16 daily maximum))
248 Water St E, Charlottesville, VA

Free parking lot on Weekends (6 blocks away)
Corner of E. Market St. & 8th Street

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 dozens of restaurants just a block away.


Rafael Scarfullery
Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society
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