Accelerate! Guitars

Event details


Date and time

  • Fridays 5-26 May 2023, 4.30pm-6.30pm

Event type

  • Open Conservatorium


  • Music students
  • Musicians
  • Years 10-12

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.

Application deadline: Thursday 30 March 2023
Auditions: Thursday 6 April between 4:30pm - 6:30pm (ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances)
Session Dates: Fridays 4.30pm-6.30pm (5-26 May 2023)
Concert: 7.00pm, Saturday 27 May 2023

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 Thursday 30 March 2023.
Contact details: [email protected]