Adult Guitar Workshop @ Brevard

For Guitarists 30 and up!

Space is Limited. Register Today!

June 4 – June 9, 2018

Adam Holzman, Director

Brevard Music Center is pleased to invite you to the 2018 Adult Guitar Workshop @ Brevard. Come to Brevard to be a classical guitarist for the week! Under the direction of Professor Adam Holzman, Brevard's Adult Guitar Workshop is a comprehensive 5-day course of study offering private lessons, masterclasses, and ensemble playing for guitarists age 30 and up.

The Program

Each participant will have multiple opportunities to perform in private lessons, masterclasses, and ensemble training. Learning will be geared to the level and specificity of the participant.

Areas of focus and program features will be:

  • Interpretation
  • Technique
  • Guitar ensemble
  • Sound production
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Faculty / Guest Artist Recitals
  • Final culminating class recital

Participants will be encouraged to be a part of world-class activities happening on campus every day.

The Faculty / Guest Artists

Adam Holzman, Director

Adam Holzman, international performing and recording artist, is hailed as "...polished and quite dazzling," by The New York Times, "...brilliant!," by De Gelderlander, Holland, and "...masterful!," by The Toronto Star. Five times he has been a winner in major international competitions.

Mr. Holzman has performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, distinguished New York venues such as Kaufman Hall at the 92nd St. Y, Merkin Hall, and Carnegie Recital Hall, as well as in music festivals and series from Miami to San Francisco, Boston to New Orleans. His extensive international performances have taken him throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and Latin America.

Mr. Holzman's commitment to new music has led him to co-commission Samuel Adler's first Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. He has also premiered works by composers Robert Helps, Roland Dyens, and Stephen Funk Pearson among others.

Adam Holzman is founder of the Guitar Department at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music where, in addition to his active performing career, he heads a thriving guitar studio. His students have won an array of international prizes. From 1992-1994 Mr. Holzman held the title of "Maestro Extraordinario" given by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico, where he served as artist-in-residence. He was awarded the Ernst von Dohnanyi Prize for Outstanding Achievement from Florida State University and has been named The Parker C. Fielder Regents Fellow in Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Holzman has been featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine and Guitart Magazine.

Mr. Holzman's performance studies were with Bruce Holzman at Florida State University, Albert Valdes Blain, Eliot Fisk and Oscar Ghiglia. He was chosen twice to perform in the historic Master classes of the legendary Andres Segovia.

Adam Holzman performs on D'addario strings and currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Carolyn and their son Benjamin.

Texas Guitar Quartet, Guest Artists

The Texas Guitar Quartet is Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel, and Jay Kacherski. As soloists, they have garnered acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions. Together, they bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. Recent performances were presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Guitar Houston, Texas Music Festival, Troubadour Series at Wofford College, University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and Austin Chamber Music.

The quartet has developed an exciting repertoire by commissioning new works and creating their own arrangements and compositions. Earlier this year, the quartet commissioned Tracks, a major new work by composer Peter Lieuwen. They have also premiered works by Andrew Dickinson, Alfredo Barros, Mark Anthony Cruz, and Joseph Williams II. Their daring arrangements, such as Beethoven's Egmont Overture, offer fresh perspective on works from other repertoires and push the boundaries of the medium.

Their critically acclaimed 2012 debut recording, RED, was featured on the internationally syndicated radio show Classical Guitar Alive.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Practice time

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Small group private lessons (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)

Techniques and seminar classes (Tuesday / Thursday)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Individual practice time

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Masterclasses (solo and ensemble literature)

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Concerts, ensemble rehearsals or social gatherings

Fees and Payment Schedule

The cost for the Adult Guitar Workshop @ Brevard is $1200 per person. This includes tuition, housing, meals, and tickets to all concerts. Each participant is responsible for travel to and from Brevard.

A non-refundable reservation deposit of $500 is due within 2 weeks of the confirmation of your registration. The balance of the fee is due by May 1, 2018.


All payments, except the $40.00 registration fee and $500.00 reservation deposit, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation before May 1, 2018.

No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.

No refund for any reason will be made after May 1, 2018.


Payment can be made online or you can mail a check to the address below.

If you mail a check, please make the check out to "Brevard Music Center."

Be sure to write "Guitar Workshop" and the full name of the participant in the memo field.

Mail check to:

Brevard Music Center
ATTN: Guitar Workshop
P.O. Box 312
Brevard, NC 28712


Registration for the 2018 Adult Guitar Workshop @ Brevard will be available in November.