Junior Con | Accelerate! Guitars

Event details


Date and time

  • 16 August to 6 September 2019, 4.30-6.30pm


  • Anyone who likes music
  • Community
  • A secondary school student in Year 10
  • A secondary school student in Year 11
  • A secondary school student in Year 12


  • Email by Friday 28 June 2019
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Accelerate! Guitars

UWA Elite Performance Program

Accelerate! Guitars is UWA's elite performance training program designed for classical guitarists in Years 10–12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level!

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Head of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests!

The program includes a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on their current repertoire, and hone their ensemble skills while rehearsing and performing with the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble.

The program will culminate in a joint performance with current UWA students, presenting the Australian premiere of Terry Riley’s exciting ensemble work Y Bolanzero, in addition to a variety of solo and chamber works for guitar.

Places are strictly limited and entry is via audition. Full scholarships are provided so there is no cost to participants.

Who is the program for?
The program is suited to classical guitar students in Years 10–12, who are currently performing at AMEB Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential.

Application deadline: Friday 28 June
Auditions: Monday 8 July (3-5pm)
Session Dates: Fridays 4.30-6.30pm (16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sept)
Concert: Thursday 12 Sept 7.30pm

Fee - free

Contact details: [email protected]