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Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition featuring four different categories: Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. Four competitions, one festival! The Competition is open to all ages and the contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money. The 2015 Festival will take place August 13 to 15.
MAIN OFFICE
19805 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
wcguitarcompetition@gmail.com
WEBSITE
www.Wilson-Center.com/Guitar-Competition-Festival
ELIGIBILITY
The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to guitarists of all ages and all nationalities. Candidates must be non-professional guitarists who does not make full-time careers from guitar-related work. For example, a guitarist who teaches a small number of students or plays non-regular jobs would qualify. A full description of the eligibility details can be found here:
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Strings: guitar 
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline May 1, 2015
Application notes
Applications must be received by midnight (CDT) on May 1, 2015. A performance video (marked as public or unlisted) of two contrasting works, either by DVD or YouTube, must be included. Please read the complete rules before applying.
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2014 First Place Winners
Rock/Blues   Jernej Bervar (Maribor, Slovenia)
Fingerstyle   Gabriel Andrews (Avonsleigh, Australia)
Jazz   Gabriel Condon (Penfield, NY)
Classical   Steve Cowan (Montreal, Canada)
SEMIFINALS AND FINALS (live rounds)
The semifinal and final rounds will take place Thursday, August 13, 2015, through Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI. Both rounds will take place in front of a public audience and will be judged by a panel of renowned artists from each genre.
Requisites for semifinal participants regarding repertoire, submissions and backing tracks can be found here.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Live
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