High School Classical Guitar

Full Session: June 21 - August 5, 2018

First Session: June 21 - July 13, 2018

Second Session: July 14 - August 5, 2018

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 have at least one hour a week of private lessons and multiple opportunities to attend and perform in weekly master classes. Learning will be 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 2018, the BMC Chorus will join Maestro Keith Lockhart and the BMCO in the season finale performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

Admission to the Classical Guitar program is by audition only.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00am - 9:00am


8:00am - 8:50am

Music Literature / Music Theory (Monday - Friday)

9:10am - 10:00am

Technique Class (taught by TA for all students)

10:00am - 12:00pm

Practice time

11:30am - 1:30pm


1:00pm - 2:00pm

Topics in Pedagogy (Wednesday)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Private Lessons (Thursday) *

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Masterclass (Monday, Wednesday)

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Chamber Music Coaching (Tuesday)

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Piano Masterclass (Thursday)

5:00pm - 7:00pm



Attend concerts most evenings


Call to Quarters


Lights out

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

* Private lesson times are arranged with the teacher