GuitarFest 2019

Saturday & Sunday March 2 & 3, 2019

Student discount code: student

Our 15th annual GuitarFest will be at Santa Teresa High School, 6150 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 03/02 and 03/03/2019 with an evening concert at the Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose on Saturday with Zoran Dukic. Deadline to submit an adjudication application is Feb. 8, 2019.

Day events at Santa Teresa High School, 600 Building. Enter the campus from Santa Teresa Blvd., park in the student parking lot and enter the GuitarFest area through the main concert hall doors.

Evening concert at The Trianon Theatre 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. CA

Zoran Dukic

Zoran Dukic

Master Classes with Zoran Dukic, Sunday March 3rd 02:00 to 04:00 PM - Santa Teresa High School

There will be four players in each Master Class. Each player will get a 30 minute interval of time. Contact Jerry Snyder, Artistic Director if interested -
$5 to audit, free to donors of SBGS


Solo and Ensemble Adjudications, all day Saturday and Sunday - Santa Teresa High School

It's like a mini-Master-Class. Perform your selected work and get expert advice from the adjudicator. Open to players of all ages. Each soloist or ensemble gets a 20 minute interval of time. $15 for solo players and $25 for ensembles. Any questions, please email

Deadline to submit an adjudication application is Feb. 8, 2019


Our Adjudicators:

Saturday: Lawrence Ferrara, 03/02/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Band Room
Sunday: Steve Lin 03/03/2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Band Room


Guitar Clinics - Saturday & Sunday - Santa Teresa High School

Clinics on a variety of topics from performance tips to history and demonstration of different guitar styles.
Check this page often for updates


FREE CLINICS - bring your guitar

Saturday Clinics 03/02/19

10:00-10.50 - Perfecting the Duet Performance with Melody Sheppard, Choir Room

11:10-12:00 - Optimize your classical guitar playing - tips and tricks with Michael Bautista, Choir Room

01:00-01:50 - J. S. Bach and his Lute Suites. A case of Mistaken Identity with Rob Watson, Choir Room

Sunday Clinics 03/03/19

10:00-10:50 - Practicing Music Effectively: How to Quickly Improve Your Skills with Chris Mallet, Choir Room

11:10-12:00 - A Glimpse into the history of Classical Guitar in Germany and Austria with Chris Mann, Choir Room

01:00-01:50 - Principals of search for better musicality and guitar performance with Yuri Liberzon, Choir Room

Guitar Fest Schedule