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Guitar Events in Miami

Miami International Guitar Competition and Assemblage
Check out the Miami Classical Guitar Society web site for more information on the 2006 Miami International Guitar Competition which will take place in Coral Gables, June 21-25, 2006. There will be concerts and master classes by Massimo Delle Cesse (Italy), Dimitri Illiaronov (Russia), Eduardo Issac (Argentina), and David Martinez (Spain), as well as lectures, and the guitar competition.
Miami Guitar Festival
The 2006 Miami International Guitar Festival will take place March 15th to 19th in Coral Gables, Florida. Performers include Rene Gonzales, Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora, Rene Gonzalez, Vladislav Blaha, Iliana Matos, Gerardo Perez, Pablo, Ortiz, Denix Azabagic, Renaldo Guadalupe, Robert Phillips, and the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra.
Flamenco in the Sun
Taking place from July 29th to August 6th, 2006. More information on the 2006 Flamenco in the Sun event coming soon. From the 2005 web site: "Continually growing and now in its third year, Flamenco in the Sun 2005 will open with Son de la Frontera in concert, a group of flamenco musicians, made up of young heirs and followers of the Diego del Gastor school, and who through the fusion and dialogue between the Cuban tres and the flamenco guitar achieve a creative reinterpretation and open its channels and artistic discourses to the present day..."
Check the South Florida Jazz web site for information about their concert series.

Miami Classical Guitar Society

The Miami Classical Guitar Society
PO BOX 0725
Miami, FL 33265-0725

Miami Classical Guitar Society web site

Guitar Schools in Miami

Frost School of Music
At the University of Miami in Coral Gables.
University of Miami Jazz Guitar Program
"Frequently asked questions" page for the jazz program at the University of Miami.
Miami Conservatory of Music
"The Miami Conservatory of Music (MCM) is an institution specifically designed to provide your child with quality musical training. Talented and dedicated children, ages 5 - 18, are prepared by the end of MCM's program to reach performance skills necessary for higher educational programs in music. Consequently, the conservatory eases the transition and serves as the liaison between beginning instruction and professional organizations."
Miami/Dade College Music Program
Offers the first two years of a four-year music degree in performance, music education, and theory and composition.
Hess Conservatory of Music
Offers classical guitar and jazz guitar lessons.
Florida Flamenco
A web site about flamenco in South Florida, including flamenco workshops, and guitar lessons with Miguel Ochoa and Paco Fonta.

Other Events Lists for South Florida

Amici Dell'Arte
Information about events in South Florida. "For South Florida Artists, By South Florida Artists." Excellent free email newsletter.

Miami Guitarists' Web Sites

An alphabetical list of guitarists with web sites. Send your information if you would like to be listed here. For upcoming performance information you can check the guitar calendar of events or visit the web sites below.

Federico Bonacossa
Classical guitarist based in Miami, Florida. Available for private lessons and events. Web site contains bio, sound clips, and more.
Francisco Burgos
Classical guitar lessons, sound clips, bio, and more.
Jonathan Kreisberg
Bio, sound, and infomation can be found on his web site. Based in New York City, but is playing in south Florida in August 2005.
Tom Lippincott
Guitarist, teacher, composer.
Rafael Padron
Web site of Rafael Padron, on the faculty of University of Miami, and the Miami Conservatory of Music. His web site has sound clips, bio, and more. Also offers private lessons and professional concerts.

Free Software for Musicians

GNU Solfege
A free ear training program for Windows and Linux.
Weird Metronome
A free metronome program for Windows.
Lily Pond Notation Software
A free program for Linux, Windows, and Mac for notating scores in a way that attempts to mimic plate engraving. There are tools to convert music from other file formats, such as ETF (Finale), into Lily Pond format. Read more about how Lily Pond attempts to overcome problems that programs like Finale have with printing sheet music.