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2019 LASP Classical Guitar Youth Competition
Saturday, February 9, 20198:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Latino Arts Strings Program is delighted to invite youth from 8-18 years old to compete in the fifth annual Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP) Classical Guitar Youth Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2019. A panel of internationally recognized guitarists will judge each individual competitor based on technique, musicality, phrasing, and rhythm. All participants who enter the competition will have access to all aspects of the competition, entrance into the Festival Concert, workshops, and a Master Class with renowned guest artists.

We wish to encourage new generations of young guitarists to:
• Explore and discover the pleasures of playing classical guitar
• Experience a regional competition at a youth level
• Play for world class judges
• Share the stage with renowned world class guitarists
• Contact with our guest artists through master classes
• Build audience appreciation for classical guitar music

All youth participants must perform on a nylon string classical guitar and play from memory.

Letter of Intent:  

Guidelines and Judging Procedure:

The $30 registration fee for the competition INCLUDES entrance to the master classes and workshops.

Youth interested in participating in a master class and attending the Guitar Festival Concert can do so without entering the Youth Competition.

For other general information or to request a fee waiver, contact Jone Ruiz at
$30 Competition Registration Fee / $10 Master Class & Concert

Latino Arts Auditorium

1028 South 9th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Click "Register" below to reserve your spot for this event. Advanced purchase is required on MiVoz using our secure PayPal payment system.
Ticket Type Sales End Value Quantity Discount
Youth Competition - details
Registration fee for entrance into the youth competition. Also includes admission into a master class and one student admission ticket to the Guitar Festival Concert.
2/1/2019 $30.00
Master Class & Concert - details
Students ages 8-18 not participating in the competition. Fee includes admission into a master class and one student admission ticket for the Guitar Festival Concert.
2/1/2019 $10.00
By submitting registration, you agree that you are at least 16 years old.
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