he second annual Pensacola Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Competition is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Pensacola State College.
The competition will be held in Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus at 1000 College Blvd.
The first-place winner will receive a $600 cash prize and $2,400 Pensacola State scholarship. Second-place will be awarded a $450 cash prize, and $1,800 scholarship. The third-place winner will receive $300 cash and a $1,200 scholarship.
All contestants must be 18 years old or younger on the date of the competition.
Winners will be announced during intermission at the Michael Chapdelaine Concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb.16 in Ashmore Auditorium.
Concert tickets are $11, adults; $9, seniors, non-PSC students and children; $7, PSC Seniors Club members, PSC faculty and staff; and free for PSC students with current ID.
Chapdelaine, the only guitarist to win the National Fingerstyle Competition and the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Guitar Competition, will be the guest adjudicator for the competition.
He also will hold a free Master Class at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Ashmore Fine Arts Center, Room 857. Competitors are encouraged to attend.
For a complete list of competition rules and to apply online, go to www.PensacolaState.edu/mt.
Purchase tickets online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum or at the Lyceum Box Office, Building 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets also are available at the door one hour before a performance. For reservations or more information, call the Lyceum Box Office at 850-484-1847.
For more information on the events, call Joe Stallings, Pensacola State music and theater professor, at 850-484-1805.