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2016 LASP Classical Guitar Youth Competition
Saturday, February 20, 20168:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Latino Arts Strings Program is delighted to invite youth from 8-18 years old to compete in the third annual Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP) Classical Guitar Youth Competition on Saturday, February 20, 2016. A panel of internationally recognized guitarists will judge each individual competitor based on technique, musicality, phrasing, and rhythm. All participants who enter the competition will have access to all aspects of the competition, entrance into the Festival Concert, and a Master Class with renowned guest artists.

We wish to encourage new generations of young guitarists to:
• Explore and discover the pleasures of playing classical guitar
• Experience a regional competition at a youth level
• Play for world class judges
• Share the stage with renowned world class guitarists
• Contact with our guest artists through master classes
• Build audience appreciation for classical guitar music

All youth participants must perform on a nylon string classical guitar and play from memory.

Letter of Intent:  

Guidelines and Judging Procedure:  

Youth interested in participating in a master class and attending the Guitar Festival Concert can do so without entering the Youth Competition.

For other general information or to request a fee waiver contact Sara d'Ippolito at

$25 Competition Registration Fee / $10 Master Class & Concert

Latino Arts Auditorium

1028 South 9th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

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