Junior Con | Accelerate! Guitars 2021

Event details


Date and time

  • Fridays 16, 23, 30 April, 7 May 4.00-6.00pm | Performance 8 May


  • 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 us
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Accelerate! Guitars 2021

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 joint concert of solo and ensemble repertoire with emerging artists from the UWA Guitar Studio.

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 5 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential.

3.30-5.30pm,Tuesday 6 April*
Session Dates:
Fridays 4.00-6.00pm (16, 23, 30 April, 7 May)
5.00pm, Saturday 8 May

*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.)
  • Applications should be emailed to [email protected] by Monday 29 March 2021. Auditions will take place on Tuesday 6 April between 3.30-5.30pm (ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances).

Contact details: [email protected]