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2024 Jerry Snyder GuitarFest

March 2-3, 2024



Join the South Bay Guitar Society on March 2-3 for the annual Jerry Snyder GuitarFest! Experience two days of masterclasses, performances, an open mic, a luthier display, and more.

When: Saturday-Sunday March 2-3, 2024

Starts 2 Mar 10:00 AM

Ends:  3 Mar  4:00 PM

See details of individual events below.

Location:  Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose

DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

Contact: 408-915-SBGS




2024 Jerry Snyder GuitarFest

    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 9:59 AM
    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose


    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Join the South Bay Guitar Society on March 2 - 3 for the annual Jerry Snyder GuitarFest! Experience two days of masterclasses, performances, an open mic, a luthier display, and more. For for information, please visit https://sbgs.org/2024-Jerry-Snyder-GuitarFest

    Time: Saturday-Sunday March 2-3, 2024

    Location:  Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose



    Contact: 408-915-SBGS


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    • 3
    Register


    Sign up for a 30-minute masterclass with San Francisco Conservatory of Music Professor Marc Teicholz. Please bring your sheet music and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.

    Performer fee:  $35

    Admission to audit free 

     


     


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148

    Clinic on Arranging Pop Tunes for Solo Guitar

    Saturday March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Free admission.

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    In this session, we’ll explore the process of arranging a tune for solo instrumental guitar from scratch. We’ll go step-by-step and develop an arrangement of a pop tune – though the process could apply to any piece of music, including traditional songs or even your own compositional ideas. We will be using standard tuning with the examples applying to both nylon and steel string guitars using fingerstyle techniques. The session is accessible to all levels as long as you are comfortable with basic fingerstyle or classical playing. Handouts will be provided using both tab and standard notation. Recording is welcome.

    Doug Young is an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist, composer, and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He focuses on defining his own voice as an instrumentalist and creates compositions and arrangements that emphasize melody, tone, and phrasing. He performs solo as well as in a duo with Teja Gerken.

    His recordings include Laurel Mill (2003), named after a campground in the Santa Cruz Mountains where he studied with Alex de Grassi, Closing Time (2011), Forever Christmas (2020), and Duets (2020) with Teja Gerken. His tune "Autumns Roads" from Closing Time won the Best Instrumental prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards.

    Doug is the author of the best-selling Mel Bay instructional book Understanding DADGAD: For Fingerstyle Guitar and Acoustic Guitar Amplification Essentials from String Letter Publishing, among other books devoted to fingerstyle guitar. He is a contributing editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and also teaches a course on alternate tunings on instruction website Peghead Nation.

    An experienced audio and video recording engineer, Doug has recorded his own CDs and singles as well as other artists including Steve Baughman, Anton Emery, and Teja Gerken. Doug's mixing and mastering projects include Fran Guidry and Led Kaapana’s Kaleponi & Kalapana and Teja Gerken Test of Time.

    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148


    Clinic on Modern Fingerstyle with Janet Noguera

    Saturday March 2 at 11:30 a.m. Free admission 

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Join Janet Noguera for an interactive workshop in Modern Fingerstyle. Using some of her original compositions as examples, the clinic will explore the use of modern techniques such as hammer-ons and harmonics, slap technique, two-handed tapping, over-the-neck style, lap tapping, and percussive fingerstyle. Learn to experiment with these techniques to create unique Modern Fingerstyle pieces. 

    Incorporating a variety of styles, concepts, and techniques, Mexican-American modern fingerstyle guitarist Janet Noguera creates an innovative, imaginative, and unexpected soundscape with the acoustic guitar. Acoustic Guitar Magazine notes that "in Noguera’s hands, these extended techniques never come across as gratuitous but always feel like an integral part of her compositions. And when she plays with more conventional technique, Noguera is just as inventive."

    At age 19, Noguera was featured in the May 2014 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of "30 Great Acoustic Guitarists under the age of 30." The same year, she won the international Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year competition for performers and composers under age 25. In 2017, Noguera graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a Bachelor's of Music in classical guitar performance. Later, she won the international Fretmonkey Guitar Solo Contest of 2017. Janet has opened for notable players including Andy McKee, Andrew York, and Laurance Juber and given performances and workshops in universities and academies in Mexico and the U.S. She has been invited to teach multiple times at the popular Thomas Leeb’s Acoustic Fingerstyle Bootcamp in Val Verde, Calif., at Don Ross’s online academy, and recently at her alma mater UC Santa Cruz.

    Noguera has performed in events including the first Women of Fingerstyle Concert in Anaheim, Calif., sharing the stage with Kaki King, Vicky Genfan, Muriel Anderson, Christie Lenee, and others. Janet toured with the prestigious International Guitar Night 2022 with Thu Le, Luca Stricagnoli, and Lulo Reinhardt. That same year, she released her full-length debut album Myriad Worlds, which has been praised by guitar magazines including Akustik Guitarre, Guitare Sèche, Fingerstyle Journal, and Acoustic Guitar. In 2023, Janet toured with three other female guitarists in six European countries and soon afterwards  debuted a successful solo guitar tour in Italy. In March 2024, Janet will join Kaki King in northern California for her SEI project, a performance piece combining choreography and movement with the guitar.

    Website: http://www.janetnogueramusic.com 


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148


    Clinic on Alternate Tunings with Teja Gerken

    Saturday March 2 at 2:00 p.m. Free admission.

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Alternate tunings are used by many fingerstyle guitarists, singer-songwriters, and Irish/Celtic players. Expanding the range of the guitar, alternate tunings allow fingerings that would be impossible in standard tuning and sometimes make the guitar easier to play and are an exciting way to introduce new tonal color into your playing. Whether you’re completely new to playing in alternate tunings or want to expand on the tunings you already use,fingerstyle guitarist and Peghead Nation co-founder Teja Gerken in this clinic will help you see beyond EADGBE.

    Teja will show musical examples in common tunings such as Drop D, Open D, DADGAD, Open G, etc., and will discuss why you might choose one tuning over another. He'll provide music/TAB for a couple of tunes for you to play.  Teja will emphasize ways to understand the common territory between various tunings as well as their relationships to standard tuning, helping you navigate the rearranged fretboard. He'll also demonstrate how alternate tunings facilitate contemporary fingerstyle techniques and how they can be useful in the context of playing with others and in multiple keys.

    Teja Gerken (www.tejagerken.com) has been deeply involved with the contemporary fingerstyle guitar scene for more than 30 years. His three solo guitar CDs, On My Way,  Postcards, and Test of Time have received international acclaim. Teja has also released an album of guitar duets with Doug Young. Acoustic Guitar magazine says, “Test of Time is a sonic marvel from top to bottom,” while Guitar Player writes, “Gerken’s technical facility is obvious, his performances impeccable, and his tones gorgeous.” Teja is a co-founder of the music instruction website Peghead Nation (www.pegheadnation.com), and has written extensively about guitars and guitarists during his 15 years as an editor for Acoustic Guitar magazine contributor to Fretboard Journal, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, and other publications.


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148


    Clinic on Raga for Guitar with Jack Gates

    Saturday March 2 at 3:00 p.m. Free admission.

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    This clinic will address with Raga structures that make your guitar music more varied and exciting.  The characteristic note pathways that make Raga so distinctive involve ascending and descending patterns, movement beyond the octave, displaced Pentatonic scales and special “heart phrases” that are repeated. We'll examine Western classical scales and their direct relationship to the raga scales that are found in north and south Indian classical music. Chordal playing is not a part of traditional Raga, but some intriguing sounds can be derived with three and four note chord combinations within the scales. We'll offer call and response playing for all participants in the traditional way.   

    Jack Gates is an innovative guitarist and composer who has developed a unique guitar style that embraces flamenco, samba, jazz, classical, raga, and blues.  Jack has performed with Liza Silva, Jeff Narell, Marcos Silva, Chalo Eduardo, David Belove, Monica Pasqual, Silvia Nakkach, Joanne Shenandoah, Quiqe Cruz,  and Kit Walker. Jack's latest recording Ocean Blues features Erik Jekabson, Jeff Cressman, Sheldon Brown, Alan Hall, and Dan Fieszli. His album Bring the Flavors, reached No. 6 on the ZMR playlist in 2017.

    A protean guitar player...  takes the guitar to new places at all points on the curve.” --Midwest Records Review, May 2017


      

    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148
    Register



    Guitar Virtuoso Goran Krivokapić in Concert

    with a Prelude performance by Roan Holmes 

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    “One of the most sought-after guitarists of today.” – Medici TV

    An active soloist and chamber musician, Goran Krivokapić performs throughout the world and has appeared with the New Russian Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Chilean Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, among many others. 

    Krivokapić has performed as a soloist and with his duo partner Danijel Cerović at festivals including the Koblenz International Guitar Festival, Iserlohn International Guitar Festival, the Guitar Foundation of America's International Guitar Convention, Shenyang Guitar Festival and Daejon Guitar Festival.

    As an educator, Krivokapić has given masterclasses, lectures and workshops at universities and conservatories worldwide. He has been active in the late pianist Lars Vogt's Rhapsody in School project, dedicated to bringing classical music into the classroom.

    Krivokapić won his first international competition in Belgrade at 14 and continued to win another 18 competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition in 2004. He has won two Chittara d’Oro awards at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, citing Krivokapić as best young guitarist of the year in 2005 and recognizing his 2006 debut disc, entitled Goran Krivokapić Guitar Recital, on the Naxos label.   

    As the Montenegrin Guitar Duo, Krivokapić and Cerović have been highly acclaimed by both audiences and critics who praise the duo's live performances as well as their recording of their transcriptions of J.S. Bach’s English Suites on the Naxos label. 

    Born in 1979, Krivokapić began his music education at age eight with Mićo Poznanović at the Music School of Herceg Novi in Montenegro and continued his studies at the Faculty of Music at University of Arts in Belgrade under Srđan Tošić, graduating in 2000. He continued with Hubert Käppel and Roberto Aussel at the Hochschule für Musik Köln in Germany, where he graduated and received his Konzertexamen degree. He pursued graduate study at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands under Carlo Marchione and at LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium, under Raphaella Smits.

    Krivokapić is professor of guitar at Cologne University of Music and teaches guitar at Detmold University of Music. He lives in Cologne with his wife and son.

    Prelude performer Roan Holmes

    A student of the classical guitar for more than 11 years, Roan Holmes currently studies with Scott Cmiel at the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His previous teacher was Dr. David Chapman. Roan has won 4th place in the Stanislaus State University Guitarraganza Competition and 2nd place in the Guitar Society of Montreal Next Generation Guitar Competition and is also a winner in the Bay Area Creative Youth Awards. He is a junior at The Athenian School and lives in Livermore. Outside the guitar, Roan is a competitive runner in cross country and track.




    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    • 10
    Register


    Sign up for a 30-minute masterclass with Bradly Pupa, guitar faculty at Cabrillo College in Santa CruzPlease bring your sheet music and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.

    Performer fee:  $35

    Admission to audit free 

     


     


    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148


    Clinic on Flamenco Guitar with Bruno Panunzio

    Sunday March 3 at 10:00 a.m. Free admission.

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    We will dive into fundamental rhythmic structures and techniques used in flamenco guitar. We'll explore the common keys and tonal centers of different palos and learn some of the important right-hand percussive effects used in flamenco guitar.

    Bruno Panunzio is a versatile guitarist with experience in genres ranging from flamenco and South American to classical guitar. He is the recipient of awards and scholarships including the Santa Barbara Musicians Union Award in 2006, Santa Barbara's La Fair/Rokoff/Gilbert Fund Scholarship in 2007 and most recently a scholarship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he attended from 2014 to 2016. His experience includes solo and ensemble performances in Italy and throughout the U.S. Bruno has traveled extensively to Malaga and Sevilla in Spain, where he studied flamenco guitar with Mariano Campallo, Manuel Valencia, and Yago Santos.

    Bruno received his master's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Sergio Assad and his bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University under Lawrence Ferrara.  

    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose
    Registration is closed

    The performer slots for this class are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free.


    Masterclass with Guitar Virtuoso Goran Krivokapić

    Directions

    The South Bay Guitar Society is pleased to present a masterclass with guitar virtuoso Goran Krivokapić. Four players will perform individually and receive feedback from Krivokapić in this educational event.  

    The four performer slots are sold out. Admission to audit the class is free. 

    Time:  11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Road, San Jose 

    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148



    Clinic on Rhythmic Passion of South America & Cuba, with Julio Reyes

    Sunday March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Free admission

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

     This workshop will examine the following styles and their origins: 

    • 3 Polca styles - Paraguay
    • Zamba - Argentina
    • Samba - Brazil
    • Rumba - Cuba   

    Julio Reyes started his musical training on classical guitar at age 5 and by age 18 had learned the cello and electric bass and was appointed assistant conductor to Kent Nagano of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. Reyes gave his guitar recital debut at age 12, placed fourth in the International Agustín Barrios Competition in Mexico City at age 13, and gave a three-week concert tour of Paraguay the following year. He performed Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Calvin Simmons and the Oakland Symphony Orchestra as a senior in high school. Since then, he has conducted youth and adult orchestras in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Cuba. He conducted Prince Albert of Monaco’s private orchestra in the opera Fay Yen Fah at the Monaco Opera in 2010 and made his Carnegie Hall debut as a winner in the Progressive Musicians Competition in February 2022. Reyes was invited by the directors of the competition to conduct a 20-piece guitar orchestra July 1, 2024, once again in Carnegie Hall.

    As a longtime educator, Reyes has given lectures and masterclasses on the life and music of Agustín Barrios at music conservatories, colleges, and guitar societies in the U.S., South America, and Canada. He is excited to be working for the education department of the Santa Rosa Symphony in its Simply Strings program. In September 2023, Reyes was named conductor of the Aspirante Youth Orchestra for the Santa Rosa Symphony. 

      

    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Evergreen Valley High School, 3300 Quimby Rd San Jose, CA 95148


    Students from the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music 

    Scott Cmiel, conductor

    Faculty:  Theresa Calpotura, Scott Cmiel, Scott Gossage, Jon Mendle, Mark Simons, Ross Thompson

    Sunday March 3 at 2:00 p.m. Free admission.

    DIRECTIONS: Evergreen Valley High School

    Join us for a performance by guitar students from the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Students ranging from age 6 to 18 will perform works by J.S. Bach, Debussy, Ponce, Clarice Assad, and others.  

    In session on Saturdays during the school year, the Pre-College Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music provides students ages 1 to 18 with a comprehensive music education incorporating private lessons, theory classes, small and large ensemble experience, jury assessments, and performance. Instruction is available for all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, organ, and guitar as well as in composition, jazz studies, and music technology.

    PROGRAM

    Andrew York:  Pacific Coast Highway 

    Pre-College Guitar Orchestra

    Scott Cmiel, conductor


    J.S. Bach arr. Jim Lange: French Suite V, BWV 816 

    I. Allemande

    II. Sarabande

    III. Gavotte

    IV. Gigue

    Aanya Guthula, Avaneesh Yendluri, Yarah Haddad Tehrani


    G.F. Handel arr. Anton Höger: Allegro (Fugue) from Sonata HWV 429 

    Zoe Jovanovic, Nikhil Prabhakar, Aryan Shrivastava


    W.A. Mozart arr. Jeffords: Minuet in F Major K.2 

    Edric Chun, Leo Hansen, Toby Trinh


    Trad.:  One, Two, Tie My Shoe

    Spanish Traditional:  Flamenco Fantasy 

    Galen Mihalus-Lin, Tycho Mihalus-Lin, Gabby Wilson 


    Claude Debussy arr. James Smith: Estampes: No. 2. La soirée dans Grenade 

    Emilia Díaz Delgado, Trent Park, Kiran Lee, Roan Holmes


    Enrique Granados arr. Ian Tanzil: Danza Española No. 2 

    Arlo Geiger, River Holmes, Nishanth Joshi


    Manuel Ponce:  Prelude in E 

    Kiran Lee, with Chesley Mok, piano


    Paulo Bellinati:  A Furiosa 

    Archit Banerjee, Kenneth Chen, Claire Okamoto, Arnav Singh


    Clarice Assad:  Bluezilian 

    Pre-College Guitar Orchestra

    Scott Cmiel, conductor

    Guitar 1: Aanya Guthula, Arlo Geiger, Aryan Shrivastava, Emilia Dîaz Delgado, Kenneth Chen

    Guitar 2: Avaneesh Yendluri, Claire Okamoto, Nikhil Prabhakar, River Holmes, Trent Park

    Guitar 3: Archit Banerjee, Kiran Lee, Rohaan Sanyal, Yassen Zhechev, Zoe Jovanovic

    Guitar 4: Arnav Singh, Benjamin Bourgade, Nishanth Joshi, Roan Holmes, Sarina Banker, Yarah Tehrani


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