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New York City Regional Symposium

12/2/2012

When: 12/2/2012
Where: DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, New York  10018
United States
Contact:
Galen Wixson

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GUITAR FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENTS THE
NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hosted By the New York City Classical Guitar Society
 
All events will take place at the
DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE FOR GFA MEMBERS!

NEW! PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION! The following information is from the DiMenna Center:
 

Can I park on the street?
Street parking outside the building is limited. No standing, except trucks loading and unloading 7am-7pm, except on Sunday. For more information about local parking regulations, visit NYC.gov/dot.


Where is the nearest parking garage?

Enterprise Parking
440 West 37th Street
Between 9th and 10th Ave
(212) 564-3199
Central Parking
429 West 36th Street
Between 9th and 10th Ave
(212) 279-9028

Click here for more parking garage options.


How do I get to The DiMenna Center by public transportation?

A, C, E trains to 34th Street and 8th Avenue
1, 2, 3, LIRR trains to 34th Street and 7th Avenue
N, R, Q, B, D, F, M trains to 34th Street and 6th Avenue
N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 trains to Times Square 42nd Street and 7th Avenue
M11 bus to 38th Street and 9th Avenue

M42 bus to 42nd Street and 10th Avenue 
 
 
Teachers, students, aficionados, young players, mature players – there’s a spot for you at the New York City  Regional Symposium!

Featuring: 
  • Auditions - Compete for a chance to perform solo in the Evening Showcase Concert (see guidelines below).
  • Symposium Guitar Orchestra for all participants, led by Andrew York.
  • College Guitar Ensemble Showcase - Hear some of the top college guitar chamber ensembles in the nation.
  • Interactive Workshops with Fred Hand and Andrew York
  • Evening Concert - featuring selected performers and the Symposium Guitar Orchestra.
  • All events are FREE for GFA members. Advance registration is required for daytime events. If you are not a GFA member: Join GFA by clicking here, then return to this page to register for the Symposium.
All registrants are automatically enrolled in the guitar orchestra.  Parts will be distributed no later than September.
 
Schedule for the day:

10am-12pm: Auditions

10am-10:50am: Workshop with Frederic Hand
 
11:00am-11:50am: Q&A with Andrew York

12:30-2:00pm: College Ensemble Showcase

2:30-5:30pm: Guitar Orchestra Rehearsal

7:00-8:15pm: Evening Concert, Featuring Guitar Orchestra and Winners of the Auditions

GFA Regional Symposium Audition Information

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Audition Guidelines:

The following time limits are all inclusive, including any time between pieces, if applicable:

Ages 10 and Under: 3 minutes

Ages 11-14: 5 minutes

Ages 15-18: 7 minutes

College/Pre-Professional: 10 minutes
 
Adult Amateur/Hobbyist (solo or in ensemble): 5 minutes

You need not fill the entire time provided, this is a maximum performance time.  This is especially true for younger students.  We encourage you to participate even if you only have one short piece ready- this is about enjoying the experience!  Repertoire played in the morning audition is eligible to be selected for performance on the evening Showcase Concert.  As far as suitability of repertoire, we encourage you to select what you feel represents you best, in consultation with your private teacher.  There are no specific requirements.

Important On Site Details For All Divisions:

The Audition schedule will be provided one week prior to the Symposium via email.  Please check in at the registration table no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time, even if you’re on site earlier.  This is important, so we know where to find you when it’s your time to play.  At this time, we’ll also have you complete a basic form with your name and program information, in the event that you are selected to perform on the evening concert.  You’ll then be taken to a warm up room, which may or may not be private, depending on how many people we have there at the moment.  Late arrivals may not be accommodated as the schedule is full. Please be on time! 

10 and under and 11-14 age Divisions:

These auditions will be held open to the public, and run like a recital.  This is designed to keep the pressure a bit lighter, and to allow teachers and parents to observe.  Applause will be permitted and encouraged at the end of your set, but not in between pieces (if applicable).  All audition times are approximate, you should be ready to go up to 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time in case we run ahead.

An appropriate chair and low music stand will be provided, though players are welcome to bring their own chair if that helps with height requirements.  All players should bring their own footstool/guitar support.  One parent/guardian/teacher may assist these young students in setting up as they enter, and in carrying things out as they exit.  If using a stand, please be sure that it is placed slightly to the left side of the player, so as not to block the view of the judges, as they will be trying to write feedback for each student, and seeing the hands is important.  You do not need to provide copies of the scores for the jury; and playing from memory is optional.  Finally, we would like to request that each student introduce him/herself to the jury, and introduce the titles of the pieces they will play.  We recommend that you talk with your teachers about this, and the general format of the day, in advance to make sure that all students feel comfortable with what will be expected of them that morning. 

Students may choose to watch auditions, or to stay in the warm up room and come in right before they play.  Just be sure the monitor knows where you are to avoid delays in the program.  Parents/teachers may watch the entire program, or enter/exit quietly in between players.  Please, no young children in the room- we want to allow these young students the best chance for feeling focused.

The jury will select one student from each age division to perform on the evening concert.  The announcement will be made at the conclusion of the College Ensemble Showcase Concert.  Written feedback can be picked up in the concert hall lobby immediately following the announcement.

15-18 and College/Pre-Professional Divisions:

These auditions will be run like "real” auditions, not open to the public.  Parents/friends will be asked to wait outside.  All audition times are approximate; you should be ready to go up to 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled time in case we run ahead.

You do not need to provide copies of the scores for the jury; and playing from memory is optional.  We would like to request that each student introduce him/herself to the jury, and introduce the titles of the pieces they will play. 

The jury will select one student from each age division to perform on the evening concert.  The announcement will be made at the conclusion of the College Ensemble Showcase Concert.  Written feedback can be picked up in the concert hall lobby immediately following the announcement.
 
 
 

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