Guitar in the Music Classroom

  • Jayson Martinez, chairperson

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


2020 NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble

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:
  •  Sight Reading at the audition.


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:
    Cell: 973.207.3524

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