Guitar in the Music Classroom

  • Jayson Martinez, chairperson

    Arts High School Newark 
    550 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
    Newark, New Jersey 07102

    Email: jmarti37@webmail.essex.edu

2020 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble

Auditions:
Saturday December 7, 2019 at The College of New Jersey (Music Dept.)
2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 Ewing, NJ 
9:00-1:00 pm (snow date Saturday, December 14 @ Arts High School, Time TBA)

Audition Requirements for students in grades 9-12

  • Set Piece: Solo Piece: •Caprice No. 2 by Luigi Legnani        
  • Scale Requirement: Choose two (2) out of the four following scales: F-sharp melodic minor, E major, C-sharp melodic minor, E major, edited by Abel Carlevaro.
  • Ensemble Excerpt: May be downloaded from: http://njmea.org/classroom/guitar-in-the-music-classroom/
  •  Sight Reading at the audition.

Adjudication:

Students will be judged on a rubric system for correct notes and rhythms, tone quality, musicality: dynamics, phrasing, interpretation and overall quality of preparation for prepared solo piece, ensemble excerpt, scales and sight reading.

  • Rehearsal 1: January 2020 from 9:00-12:00 pm at New Jersey City University – Rossey Hall 101. 2039 JFK Blvd, Jersey City, NJ. (Exact Date and Snow Date, Location TBA)
  • Rehearsal 2: February 15th, 2020 from 9:00-12:00 pm at Montclair State University Cali School of Music. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ (Snow Date, Location TBA)
  • Rehearsal 3: February 29th, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00 pm at Kean University – Enlow Hall. 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ (Snow Date, Location TBA)
  • Rehearsal 4: March 2020 from 9:00am-12:00 pm at William Paterson University – 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ (Exact Date and Snow Date, Location TBA)

Performance Date:

Saturday May 2, 2020 @ William Paterson University (no snow date)
In conjunction with William Paterson University’s Annual GuitarFest

  • Audition Fee for NJMEA : $15 (non refundable) 
  • Participation Fee (if selected): $50.00 
  • Personnel:
    Raul Huaman, conductor
    NJMEA Guitar Festival Director: Jayson Martinez
    Contact info: jaysonimartinez@gmail.com
    Cell: 973.207.3524

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