The 2023 Pensacola State College Finger Style Acoustic Guitar Competition is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 18, in Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium.
The competition is open to all acoustic guitarists who are 18 years old or younger on the date of the competition. Ashmore Auditorium is Building 8 on the Pensacola campus at 1000 College Blvd. There is no application fee.
The first-place winner will receive a $600 cash prize. The second-place winner will be awarded $450. The third-place winner will receive $300.
The competition is closed to the public. Winners will be announced at the Bokyung Byun concert set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Ashmore Auditorium.
Byun, the 2021 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition Grand Prize winner, will be the guest adjudicator for the competition. She also will hold a free guitar workshop for all competitors at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Ashmore Fine Arts Center, Room 850.
Competition sponsors are Hill Guitar Company, Blues Angel Music and Minds on Music.
The application deadline for the competition is Friday, Feb. 10. For competition rules or to print or complete an online application, visit www.pensacolastate.edu/guitar-competition.
Mail completed applications to:
Dr. Joe Stallings, Department of Performing Arts
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32514
For more information, contact Stallings at 850-484-1805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.