2021 Virtual Classical Guitar Institute

Virtual institute for guitarists ages 12-35!

Adam Holzman, Director

Dates and Deadlines

Updated virtual program dates: July 19 - 30, 2021

The Classical Guitar Institute will be held virtually this year! See our COVID-19 Resources page for more information about this decision.

Application deadline: Now accepting offers on a rolling basis - apply now!

The Program

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. In 2021, this virtual program is open for guitarists ages 12-35.

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

Areas of focus will include:

  • technique and sound production
  • interpretation
  • pedagogy
  • stage deportment
  • entrepreneurship
  • competition preparation
  • college audition preparation


Adam Holzman, Director

Audition Requirements

Admission to the Brevard Music Center is determined by audition. Guitarists must submit a video recording by including YouTube video link(s) in their application.

Perform 3 solo works of contrasting styles.

Tuition & Scholarships 

The tuition for 2021’s virtual, two-week classical guitar program is $950. This includes all online instruction, activities, and access to streamed BMC orchestra and chamber music concerts.

The application fee is $25. Tuition payment options are:

  • Pay in full at the time of enrollment
  • Pay 50% within 2 weeks of acceptance and the balance by May 15, 2021

The tuition rate for our virtual programs already includes scholarship support and reflects the final cost.

Eligible students may apply for the BMC Opportunity Scholarship, which is designed to assist historically underrepresented populations in the study of music. Open to students of African-American and Latinx descent, the BMC Opportunity Scholarship program seeks to help these young musicians overcome financial obstacles that might prevent them from achieving their full potential.

Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early.

Organizations providing scholarships for musicians


All payments, except the $25 application fee and the minimum 50% tuition payment due at enrollment, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation due to serious illness before May 15.

Written verification from an M.D. is required before a refund can be made. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.

No refunds will be made after May 15.