RSC Guitar Weekend

Join RSC for a weekend filled with events featuring the guitar, including master classes, concerts, workshops, and a student recital. All styles and levels of playing are welcome! Register below for an all-access pass. Passes are free for Rivers School and RSC students, and $20 for all others. 

Schedule:

10:00 am – 1:30 pm Advanced Master Class
Instructor: Christopher Ladd, guest guitarist
Classical guitarist Chris Ladd will work with each master class performer for 30 minutes. Participation is open to advanced classical guitarists. Six spots available. If you are interested in performing in the master class, please email Catherine O’Kelly at c.o’kelly@rivers.org to reserve your spot and pay the additional $75.00 fee. All are welcome to watch and ask questions with an all-access pass.
Location: TBD

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monkeys, Soldiers, and Dolls, Oh My!: Exploring the extended techniques that make Koshkin’s ‘The Prince’s Toys Suite’ come alive
Instructor: Catherine O’Kelly, Rivers guitar faculty
Catherine O’Kelly will present the narrative of Nikita Koshkin’s “The Prince’s Toys Suite” and discuss how extended techniques depict the characters and the action. After the presentation will be a performance of the Suite, followed by a demonstration of the extended techniques, during which participants will have the opportunity to try the techniques on their own guitars. Open to everyone. Remember to bring your guitar!
Location: Rivera Recital Hall

8:00 pm Concert: Christopher Ladd
Hear award winning classical guitarist Christopher Ladd in concert! Performing works by Koshkin, Wallace, Brouwer, Dyens, and Barrios.
Location: Rivera Recital Hall

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Suzuki Master Class
Instructor: Dr. Sven Rainey, guest guitarist
Guitarist and Suzuki instructor Sven Rainey will work with each student for 20 minutes. Participation is open to Suzuki guitar students Book 1 and up. Six spots available. If you are interested in performing in the master class, please email Catherine O’Kelly at c.o’kelly@rivers.org to reserve your spot and pay the additional $50.00 fee. All are welcome to watch and ask questions with an all-access pass. 
Location: TBD

1:00 pm Faculty Concert
Come see the Guitar Weekend faculty perform in concert! Performances by Sven Rainey, Mandy Sullivan, and Catherine O’Kelly. Music of Andrew York, Celso Machado, and Mandy Sullivan.
Location: Rivera Recital Hall

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Songwriting 101
Instructor: Mandy Sullivan, guest singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Award winning singer-songwriter Mandy Sullivan will cover the history of songwriting and the different genres and styles of songs. She will discuss the elements of a song, song structure, the creative process of songwriting, and how to craft a song by writing lyrics, melody, rhythm, and harmony. Participants are encouraged to bring songs they have written, no matter where they are in the creative process. Open to everyone.
Location: Rivera Recital Hall

5:00 pm Student Recital
All Guitar Weekend participants are invited to perform in the student recital. All styles and levels are welcome.
Location: Rivera Recital Hall