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LVCGS Presents John Arnold

March 6th, 2014

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NJMEA Guitar Festival

March 3rd, 2014

The NJMEA (New Jersey Music Educators Association) Guitar Festival will be held at Wall High School on April 5th fromĀ  10:00-4:00. Wall High School is at the corners of 18th Avenue and New Bedford Roads.

The festival will feature a concert and class by Israeli-born guitar virtuoso Tali Roth, who is the director of Classical Guitar studies at the Juilliard Pre-College division. The festival will also feature recitals by three young local virtuosi who have gone on to study with Ms. Roth at Juilliard: John Bogan, Joseph Douglass, and Ryan Johnson.

Mr. Bogan has won several competitions and is currently a student of David Starobin at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Wall High School and The Juilliard Pre-College division. Mr. Douglass is a senior at Pt. Pleasant High School and studies with Ms. Roth in the Juilliard Pre-College division. All three students studied with Keith Calmes, guitar teacher at Wall High School, and went on to study with Tali Roth.

The festival will also include a showcase for guitar ensembles (including the guitar ensemble from Rowan University), and a seminar on guitar education by Tom Amoriello from the NJMEA.

  • 10:00-11:00: Student Ensemble Showcase
  • 11:00-11:30: Joseph Douglass Recital
  • 11:30-12:00 Ryan Johnson Recital
  • 12:00-12:30 John Bogan Recital
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00 Maestro Tali Roth Recital
  • 2:00-2:30 Tom Amoriello Guitar Education
  • 2:30-3:30 Tali Roth Masterclass
For more information, click on the link below:
contact Keith Calmes at Wall High School:
or call 732-556-2077