Normally in April and May, Lead Guitar students in Los Angeles, Chicago, Arizona, Oklahoma and Colorado would be performing in Showcase Concerts hosted by Lead Guitar partners like The University of Arizona, The Aspen Music Festival, The University of Denver and Roosevelt University. These are opportunities for students supported by our foundation, many of whom might be visiting a university campus for the first time, to perform and to celebrate with their friends and families in world class concert facilities.
Due to COVID-19, Lead Guitar has, of course, canceled those Showcase Concerts for Spring 2020, but we’re excited to announce a NATIONAL VIRTUAL LEAD GUITAR SHOWCASE. We’re hoping you might play along! Current Lead Guitar students will be joined by Lead Guitar graduates, instructors and guitar players from around the world in as a part of a mass virtual ensemble.
If you play guitar – even a little bit – go to this link, follow the directions and, using the scrolling sheet music, have a blast practicing Ode to Joy and Oye Como Va with the entire Lead Guitar teaching staff until you’re ready to record your part to add to the mass ensemble. https://www.leadguitar.org/virtual-showcase
Then on April 25, at 12:00 p.m. CST (10AM PST) tune in for the live Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/leadguitareducation/
We’ll be inviting guitarists around the world to play along live to the premiere of the mass ensemble video featuring students supported by the GSI Foundation and hopefully, you! Sponsored by Guitar Salon International and Cordoba, hosted by Lead Guitar’s instructor Denis Azabagic and featuring some fabulous guest artists, it’s an opportunity for us to lift each other up with community music making and give some deserving students an opportunity to shine on a big stage of a different kind.
On the occasion of this virtual showcase the GSI Foundation is donating 25 Cordoba guitars to make music accessible to students stuck at home without an instrument.