Young Guitarists Workshop

Join the Young Guitarists Workshop… and get a chance to work with some of Boston’s finest guitar instructors in inviting and stimulating group sessions!

Through group instruction, yoga classes, and guitar exercises, young guitarists are offered the opportunity to experience life at New England Conservatory and have a taste of how much fun music making can be!

Budding young artists ages 6–12 are welcome in Level I of Young Guitarists Workshop. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to level-appropriate group classes, masterclasses with distinguished faculty, music appreciation, fun workshops, and of course snack, lunch and a fun time.

Level II of Young Guitarists Workshop is tailored to skilled young artists ages 12–18. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to level-appropriate group classes, masterclasses with distinguished faculty, music appreciation, fun workshops, and of other activities. Snacks and lunch are included.

Note: No youth participant may stay in Northeastern University housing.

For more detailed information and downloadable scores, visit the YGW blog at www.ygwboston.org

Youth Performance Competition*

YGW is proud to announce this year’s youth performance competition! Prizes include cash awards, trophies, and special featured performances at Boston GuitarFest. Check out the guidelines. The competition fee is included in YGW fees, but students must be available during the day for YGW activities.*
*If you are a YGW participant, the competition is INCLUDED in tuition, but you still need to register by e-mail. Contact Hank Mou at hank.mou@necmusic.edu to register for the competition in addition to YGW.

YGW Faculty


Adam Levin

William Riley

Devin Ulibarri

Dantia Hudson (Yoga)

Colin Thurmond

(Rockshop)

Monday, June 15
3pm Registration (St. Botolph Lobby)
4pm Ice Breaker
4:15pm Listening Exercises
4:30pm Technique/Musicianship warm-up
5:00pm Masterclasses/Snack
5:45pm Ensemble
7pm Pick up (St. Botolph Lobby)

Tuesday, June 16
4pm Yoga
4:45pm Masterclass/Snack time
5:30pm Ensemble
7:30pm CONCERT: YGW Faculty Recital (Williams Hall)
9pm Pick up (Jordan Hall lobby)

Wednesday, June 17
4pm Yoga
4:45pm Masterclass/Snack time
5:30pm Ensemble
7pm Pick up (St. Botolph Lobby)

Thursday, June 18
4pm Yoga
4:45pm Masterclass/Snack time
5:30pm Ensemble
7pm Pick up (St. Botolph Lobby)

Friday, June 19
3:30pm Technique/Musicianship
4pm Ensemble
5pm Snack
5:15pm Ensemble
6:15pm Rockshop
7pm Pizza Party
7:30pm Pick up if not attending concert (St. Botolph Lobby)
8pm CONCERT: Oscar Ghiglia and Xuefei Yang (Jordan Hall)
10pm Pick up (Jordan Hall Lobby)

Saturday, June 20
9am-2pm Youth Competition Preliminary Round (President’s Library in Jordan Hall)
9:30am Rockshop
10:15am Ensemble
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Meet and Greet with Xuefei Yang
1:15pm Ensemble
2:30pm Pick up if not competing (St. Botolph Lobby)
3:30-5:30pm Youth Competition Semifinal Round (President’s Library in Jordan Hall)
8pm CONCERT: Eliot Fisk and Friends, not chaperoned by YGW faculty (Jordan Hall)

Sunday, June 21
9:30am Rockshop
10:15am Ensemble
11:45am Lunch
12:30–1:45pm Youth Competition Final Round (Brown Hall)
12:30pm Dress Rehearsal (Jordan Hall)
2:00pm CONCERT: YGW Faculty and Students (Jordan Hall)
3:30pm Announcement of Youth Competition Results
3:45pm Pick up 
(Jordan Hall Lobby)

Schedule subject to change.
Workshops and classes will be located on the third floor of St. Botolph.