High School Classical Guitar

Full Session: June 20 - August 4, 2019

First Session: June 20 - July 12, 2019

Second Session: July 13 - August 4, 2019

Adam Holzman, Director

Under the direction of Professor Adam Holzman, Brevard's Classical Guitar program is an intensive course of study offering private lessons, chamber music coachings, and masterclasses for guitarists age 14-29. Classical Guitarists may attend for the full six-week term or for either the first or the second session (three weeks).

The Program

Each student will receive at least one hour a week of private lessons and will have multiple opportunities to attend and perform in weekly master classes. Instruction is geared to the level and specificity of the student.

Areas of focus will be:

  • interpretation
  • technique
  • pedagogy
  • chamber music
  • sound production
  • stage deportment
  • entrepreneurship
  • competition preparation
  • college audition preparation
  • guitar ensemble

Advanced students will have the opportunity for chamber music drawing on the wealth of talent from the other festival participants. Concert opportunities, both on and off campus, will be offered to those ready for performance and the course will culminate in a class recital.

Students will be encouraged to attend and be part of world-class performances happening on campus every day.

Students in the Classical Guitar program will participate in the BMC Chorus. In 2019, the BMC Chorus will join Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in the season finale performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

Admission to the Classical Guitar program is by audition. The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Sample Daily Schedule

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


8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Music Literature / Music Theory (Monday - Friday)

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

Technique Class (taught by TA for all students)

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

Practice time

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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

Topics in Pedagogy (Wednesday)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Private Lessons (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) *

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Private Lessons (Thursday) *

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Masterclass (Monday, Wednesday)

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Chamber Music Coaching (Tuesday)

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Issues / Answers; class discussion of all topics (Wednesday)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Piano Masterclass (Thursday)

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


7:30 p.m.

Attend concerts most evenings

10:45 p.m.

Call to Quarters

11:15 p.m.

Lights out

Unscheduled times shall be used for personal practice, rest, and recreation.

* Private lesson times are arranged with the teacher