Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

 Classical GuitarFest West

August 5th - 9th, 2019 for ages 13+.
A week of guitar immersion guaranteed to excite and inspire.Classical GuitarFest West focuses on developing solo performance skills through private lessons and masterclasses, while enhancing musicianship through ensemble and/or flamenco rehearsals. Technique classes and rehearsals run for three hours each morning, and afternoons are filled with faculty recitals and lectures, student performance workshops and masterclasses. Students receive three private lessons with one or more faculty members and the week caps off with a student recital featuring solo and ensemble performances.  Featured activities include:
  • Guitar ensemble rehearsals and performance
  • Flamenco rehearsals and performance
  • Improvisation, technique and performance classes
  • Faculty recitals and lectures
  • Performance workshop
  • Masterclasses with our excellent international faculty
  • Private instruction
  • Luthier's Fair
  • Faculty concerts
  • Student recitals

For emerging classical guitar performers and guitar students ages 13 and above, playing at a minimum Grade 4 RCM standard. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the director.

Holly Blazina - (MRU Conservatory)
Jerôme Ducharme - (McGill University)
Brett Gunther - (MRU Conservatory, program coordinator)
Mustafa Kamaliddin - (Chinook School of Music)
Brad Mahon - (MRU Conservatory, Medicine Hat College)
Ralph Maier - (MRU Conservatory, University of Calgary)
Iliana Matos - (University of Lethbridge)
Jeffrey McFadden - (University of Toronto)
Emma Rush - (Mohawk College, Redeemer Universtiy College, and The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts)
Marc Teicholz - (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)
Murray Visscher - (MRU Conservatory, Ambrose University)
Darren Young - (Harmony Music School) Registration

Course CRN Day Dates Time Fee
Classical GuitarFest West - Early Bird (Open until June 1, 2018) 70004 M - F Aug. 5 - 9, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $350
Classical GuitarFest West (After June 1st, 2019) 70005 M - F Aug. 5 - 9, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $400

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Residency option

Stay on campus for the week. Residence fees are very reasonable, and the facilities are a five minute walk from classes and performance halls. Contact Residence Services at 403.440.6275 for more information, or e-mail


Payment is required for parking at Mount Royal University, Mon – Sat, and parking regulations are enforced. Visitor parking lots and rates.