Adult Classical Guitar Workshop @ Brevard

For Guitarists 30 and up!

Space is Limited. Register Today!

June 3 – June 8, 2019

Adam Holzman, Director

Brevard Music Center is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Adult Classical Guitar Workshop @ Brevard. Come to Brevard to be a classical guitarist for the week! Under the direction of Professor Adam Holzman, Brevard's Adult Classical 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. Instruction 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.


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 resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Carolyn and their son Benjamin.

Andrew Zohn

American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer. He has performed concerts on five continents as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to extensive touring throughout the United States, recent performances include venues in China, Argentina, Italy, Egypt, Malaysia, Germany, and the Netherlands. A recent critic has said, "Zohn...easily demonstrated how he is one of the most sought after performers on the classical guitar as his fingers deftly plucked some of the most subtle of tones on the instrument."

Since 1999, Dr. Zohn has served on the faculty of the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University) in Georgia, where he directs the annual CSU Guitar Symposium. He has performed and taught at many of the world's most prestigious music festivals including the Festival of New Music (Central Conservatory of Music, China) the Guitar on the Mediterranean Guitar Festival (Italy), Sevilla Guitar Festival (Spain), Guitar Festival Changsha and Shenyang Festival (China), the Iserlohn Guitar Symposium (Germany), Borguitar Festival (Italy), the Guitar Foundation of America (USA), Festivale Emilia Romagna and Musica Ravenna (Italy), and GuitareMontreal (Canada). Students of Andrew Zohn have won prizes in dozens of international competitions including, among others, The Parkening International, The Guitar Foundation of America, The World Guitar Competition (Serbia), and The Asia International (Bangkok). Many of his students have been also been featured on the American National Public Radio program highlighting outstanding young musical talent From the Top.

Original compositions and transcriptions by Andrew Zohn are published through Les Productions d'Oz, Canada, Tuscany publications (Theodore Presser), and FJH Publications. His recordings for Clear Note and Centaur Records have received wide acclaim from American Record Guide, Classical Guitar Magazine, GuitArt Magazine, Soundboard, Guitarra Magazine, and Rosewood Review.

Steve Kostelnik

Dr. Steve Kostelnik is an award winning guitarist whose private studio has produced some of America’s most accomplished young talent. Dr. Kostelnik’s students have won top prizes in many national and international competitions including the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition and the Dallas International Guitar Competition. Dr. Kostelnik’s students have also been awarded prestigious scholarships to such institutions as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Southern California.

Praised by Soundboard magazine for his lyrical playing and remarkable counterpoint, Dr. Steve Kostelnik is a sought after performer and teacher. He has won top honors at several important competitions including the Naxos Prize at the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, First Prize at the Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition, and First Prize at the Southwest Festival Guitar Competition. His highly acclaimed debut recording Steve Kostelnik Guitar Recital was released on the Naxos label in 1999. Dr. Kostelnik earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Southwest Texas State University, and the degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Adam Holzman. Dr. Kostelnik is professor of guitar at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and maintains a thriving private studio in Austin, Texas.

Typical 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 Classical Guitar Workshop @ Brevard is $1350 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 registration deposit of $500 will be charged at the time of your online registration. The tuition balance is due by May 1, 2019.


All payments, except the $500 registration deposit, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation before May 1, 2019.

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

No refund for any reason will be made after May 1, 2019.


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