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Summer guitar workshop to feature renowned classical, fingerstyle guitarists

Austin Peay State University will host a five-day Guitar Workshop from June 28-July 2, directed by APSU professor of music Dr. Stanley Yates.

The workshop will feature an outstanding artist-faculty roster that includes Stephen Aron (guitar professor, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and University of Akron), Mir Ali (virtuoso classical guitarist), Roger Hudson (APSU adjunct guitar faculty and Fingerstyle Magazine columnist) and the Huston-Todd Duo, along with virtuoso fingerstyle guitarists Richard Smith and Tim Thompson - both former national fingerstyle champions.
Austin Peay State University will host a five-day Guitar Workshop from June 28-July 2, directed by APSU professor of music Dr. Stanley Yates.

The workshop will feature an outstanding artist-faculty roster that includes Stephen Aron (guitar professor, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and University of Akron), Mir Ali (virtuoso classical guitarist), Roger Hudson (APSU adjunct guitar faculty and Fingerstyle Magazine columnist) and the Huston-Todd Duo, along with virtuoso fingerstyle guitarists Richard Smith and Tim Thompson - both former national fingerstyle champions.

The intensive five-day workshop is open to classical and fingerstyle guitarists of all ages and playing levels and will include daily technique sessions, ensemble (group) rehearsals, masterclasses, lectures and evening concerts.

In addition, the workshop will host three performance competitions: Pre-College Classical Guitar, Pre-College Fingerstyle Guitar and Collegiate/Post-Collegiate Classical Guitar, bringing talented young guitarists from across the country to the APSU campus.

All concert events, including artist-faculty concerts, competition finals, student-participant concert and closing gala event, will be held in the Concert Hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building on the APSU campus and will be open to the public.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and Offices of the President and Provost, Mel Bay Publications, La Bella Strings, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Mary's the Music Store.

Full information regarding the workshop and competition, schedule of events, fees and registration may be found online at www.StanleyYates.com/workshop. Information is also available by contacting Yates at 931-220-9266 or yatess@apsu.edu. -- Charles Booth