Junior Con | Accelerate! Guitars 2020

Event details


Date and time

  • Fridays 12 June - 3 July, 4.30-6.30pm | Performance 12 July


  • 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 Monday 25 May 2020
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Accelerate! Guitars 2020

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 Chair 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 performance at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.

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?
Accelerate! Guitars is suited to classical guitar students in Years 10–12, who are currently performing at AMEB Grade 6 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential.

Application deadline: Monday 25 May
Auditions: Friday 29 May (3.30–5.30pm)* 
Session Dates: Fridays 4.30-6.30pm (12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul)
Concert: Sunday 12 Jul
*ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances

Fee - free

How to apply 
Applicants will need to:
-Prepare for audition - 2 contrasting pieces (or sections of pieces) of your own choosing and be prepared to sight-read an excerpt.
-Prepare a brief portfolio/musical CV outlining your personal details (age, school, teacher etc.) and your most significant musical achievements (grades, competitions, ensemble membership etc).
-Applicants are also asked to provide a letter of recommendation/nomination from their instrumental teacher or Head of Music.

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] by Monday 25 May 2020.

Contact details: 
[email protected]