GuitarFest 2020

Saturday March 7, 2020
Please note changes to Sunday events below

Student discount code: student

Our 16th annual GuitarFest will be at Santa Teresa High School, 6150 Snell Ave., San Jose, CA, 600 Building theater & classrooms, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday March 7 2020 with an evening concert at First United Methodist Church in downtown San Jose on Saturday with Judicaël Perroy. Deadline to submit an adjudication application is Feb. 7, 2020.

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 First United Methodist Church 24 N. 5th St., San Jose. CA

Judicaël Perroy

Photo of Judicaël Perroy
Master Classes with Judicaël Perroy
Sunday March 8, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Music Village in San Jose, 2971 Union Ave., 95124

There will be four players in the 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 - 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. Cost is $15 for solo players and $25 for ensembles. Any questions, please email

Deadline to submit an adjudication application is Feb. 7, 2020

Photo of Adjudication in progress

Our Adjudicator:

Saturday March 7: Lawrence Ferrara, professor at the San Francisco Conservatory

Guitar Clinics - Saturday - 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

Photo of Steve Lin's clinic at the March 2020 Guitar Fest
FREE CLINICS - bring your guitar

Saturday Clinics 03/07/20

10:00-10.50 - Finding Contrapuntal Voices in the music with John Vidovic, Choir Room

11:10-12:00 - Harmonics on the guitar with Steve Lin, Choir Room

01:00-01:50 - Basics of flamenco guitar for classical guitarists with David Paez, Choir Room

02:10-02:50 - Jazz for Classical Guitarists with Mason Razavi, Choir Room
This clinic aims to demystify some of the basics of jazz harmony and improvisation for the classical guitarists.

Guidelines and Application for Adjudication and Master Class
You can download and review the Guidelines and Application from here. Fill out the Application and submit. For a better chance to get the time-slot you want, email the filled-out Application to

Adjudication Guidelines

Adjudication Application