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Pablo Garibay, internationally-acclaimed guitar performing artistThe Mississippi Guitar Festival will be held on February 9 and 10 at Belhaven University. The Festival is the state's only collegiate conference on the classical guitar. Each year, the festival offers a diverse number of masterclasses, lectures, competitions, and concerts, in hopes that it enriches the interests and development of guitar professionals, students, and enthusiasts. The lectures and masterclasses are held by the state's leading guitar teachers. The competitions are open to all pre-college, beginner, and college-level students. Our lecturer this year is John Paul from Jackson, MS, who will be demonstrating some of Bach's lute works on the Lautenwerck. This year's guest will be the prize-winning, internationally-acclaimed performing artist from Mexico, Pablo Garibay. You can learn more about Pablo Garibay from his website

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Mississippi Guitar Festival Events

Thursday, February 9
8:00 Registration - Center for the Arts Lobby
10:00 Faculty Masterclass, Dr. John Ingwerson - Recital Room
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lecture, Dr. John Paul, BBach's Works for Lautenwerck" - Junior League Building
2:00- 5:00 Advanced Competition Preliminaries (closed to public) - Guitar Studio 110
Pre-College Beginner Competition - Junior League Building
Faculty Masterclass, Mr. Barry Hause - Recital Room
Pre-College Intermediate Competition - Junior League Building
Faculty Masterclass, Mr. Trevor Hunt - Recital Room
6:00 Dinner Break
7:30 Faculty Concert Performance - Recital Room
Friday, February 10
8:30 Late Registration, CFA Lobby
Pre-College Advanced Competition, Junior League Building
9:30 College Beginner Competition, Junior League Building
11:00 Pablo Garibay MasterJunior League Building
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Faculty Lecture, Ms. Amy Houghton,"Your Guitar vs. Your Body" - Recital Room
College Intermediate Competition, Junior League Building
4:00 College Advanced Competition - Concert Hall
7:30 Award Ceremony and Pablo Garibay Concert - Concert Hall
9:00 Reception, CFA Lobby