TIME: 10:00 a.m. (Contestants arrive by 9:30 a.m.)
FEE: $50 paid either online via email request or as one check for all students payable to ASTA-LA Section, postmarked by Saturday, March 24, to ASTA Guitar Competition c/o Kay Pech, POB 1242, Artesia, CA 90702
DEADLINE: March 24
AGE DIVISIONS (as of March 31, 2018): Elementary (11 and under) Youth (12-14) Junior (15-18) Senior (19-25)
REPERTOIRE: We would prefer two works of contrasting character, one written after 1900, the other before 1900. However, if the contrast is strong and compelling, the dates of composition is not crucial. The duration of both together should not exceed six minutes for the Elementary, eight minutes for Youth and Junior Divisions, and 10 minutes for the Senior Division.
TEACHERS must be an ASTA member. Winners will not be recognized unless the teachers are members.
STATE COMPETITION: The 2017 winners and 2018 winners will be eligible to compete in the California State Competition which will be held in October 2018. Eligibility of past winners: all winners and finalists are free to compete in 2018. Regardless of age now, competitors who are advanced to the state competition will compete in the age division that matches them at that point. The State Competition will have only two age divisions: 18 and under, and 19-25.