August 22 to 25
The 21st Century Guitar is an international interdisciplinary conference examining contemporary guitar composition, performance and pedagogy. Open to the public, the conference will bring together researchers, academics, composers and practitioners from different fields who are interested in guitar performance, pedagogy, and contemporary composition for guitar and technology. Concerts featuring new works for guitar duo, guitar orchestra and technology (surround projection, 8-channel sound) will be highlighted in special performances in Freiman Hall and Dominion-Chalmers Church. Featured performers and composers include JUNO-award winning guitarist Gordon Grdina, the Cowan-Chiccillitti Duo, and jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki. Registration at the conference is $42 and provides entry to all concerts and lectures.