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Contact: Christine Payton April 11, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
As part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s school of music's performance competition series, the Friends of Music Jazz Guitar Competition will hold its inaugural competition event on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Hall auditorium.

The concert is open to the public.

The guitar department is one of the largest instrumental studios in the School of Music, drawing students from around the United States as well as from the region.

“The classical world has a number of famous competitions, but more and more competitions are emerging in the jazz world. This competition serves to reward outstanding students for their hard work as well as to give them an experience similar to an event such as the Thelonious Monk competition or Montreux." explains Dr. Jeffrey George, professor of guitar studies.

"Getting recognition in a performance competition is one of the primary ways that a guitarist can begin their career and open doors for a number of opportunities,” he added. "Some international competitions offer prize money that goes into five figures and may also subsidize a monetary prize with instruments, recordings or tours."

The Friends of Music competition is co-sponsored by Lafayette Music Co., Inc.

For more information call 482-5210

Document last revised Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:28 PM

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