All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble

high school students all playing guitars in ensemble

2022 Audition

Event Chair

Dr. Kevin Vigil

Final Performance

Date & Location

Nov. 18, 2022

Richmond, VA

Auditions will take place September 17 and 18 2022 at sites across the Commonwealth.

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Eligibility: 9 - 12 Grade Students enrolled in a guitar class at school (if guitar is not offered at your
school, you must be enrolled in another music class at school). Teacher must be a current member
of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)/Virginia Music Educators Association

The 2022 AVGE will perform for the VMEA Professional Development Conference in Richmond, VA
(tentatively scheduled) Nov. 18, 2022 with rehearsals starting on November 16. Should you win
the audition to participate in the AVGE, you will be required to pay a fee of approximately $400
to cover food and lodging. This price may drop as sponsorship increases. Some school districts may give financial assistance for this event. You are encouraged to discuss this ahead of time with your teacher and administrators.

2022 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble Audition Downloads

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2022 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble Conductor

Andrew York has accepted a commission to compose a piece to be premiered at the 2022 All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble!

Andrew York is one of today's best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. Andrew's video "Home" has received millions of views, with Andrew playing his recent hit on a vintage Torres guitar built in 1888.