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21st Century Guitar Conference

  • University of Ottawa 75 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N6 Canada (map)

Performing in multiple events as a part of the 21st Century Guitar Conference including the Canadian Music Marathon Concert, new spatialized works, the guitar orchestra, and a panel on contemporary guitar composition.

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The University of Ottawa Piano Pedagogy Research Lab, in collaboration with theInternational Guitar Research Centre(University of Surrey), the Canadian Music Centre, and the Ottawa Guitar Society will host an international interdisciplinary conference on 21st century guitar composition, performance and pedagogybetween August 22nd and 25th, 2019 atThe University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The goal of this conference is to examine guitar skill acquisition and guitar pedagogy from an empirical perspective. Do current practices in guitar pedagogy reflect the underlying motor, neurological and cognitive processes that govern skill acquisition and expertise? What do we already know about those underlying processes for guitar performance? What avenues remain unexplored?
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 video projection, 8-channel sound) will be highlighted in special performances.