The NJMEA Guitar Festival

The NJMEA (New Jersey Music Educators Association) Guitar Festival
will be held at Wall High School on April 5th from
10:00-4:00. The festival will feature a concert and class by Israeli-born guitar virtuoso Tali Roth, who is the director of Classical Guitar studies at the Juilliard Pre-College division (see full bio and pic below).
The festival will also feature recitals by three young local virtuosi who have gone on to study with Ms. Roth at Juilliard: John Bogan, Joseph Douglass, and Ryan Johnson.
Mr. Bogan has won several competitions and is currently a student of David Starobin at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Wall High School and The Juilliard Pre-College division. Mr. Douglass is a senior at Pt. Pleasant High School and studies with Ms. Roth in the Juilliard Pre-College division. All three students studied with Keith Calmes, guitar teacher at Wall High School, and went on to study with Tali Roth.
The festival will also include a showcase for guitar ensembles (including the guitar ensemble from Rowan University), and a seminar on guitar education by Tom Amoriello from the NJMEA.
10:00-11:00: Student Ensemble Showcase
11:00-11:30: Joseph Douglass Recital
11:30-12:00 Ryan Johnson Recital
12:00-12:30 John Bogan Recital
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 Maestro Tali Roth Recital
2:00-2:30 Tom Amoriello Guitar Education
2:30-3:30 Tali Roth Masterclass

For more information, click on the link below:

contact Keith Calmes at Wall High School:
Wall High School is at the corners of 18th Avenue and New Bedford Roads.
Wall High School is at the corners of 18th Avenue and New Bedford Roads.
On of the world leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth is Head of the Juilliard School Pre-College Guitar program and is an adjunct professor at NYU. She is ruining the guitar summer training program in Narnia festival, located in Narni , Italy; has presented master classes throughout the world , and taught at the Aspen music festival. 

Classical Guitar magazine hailed her “an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and The NY Times “a marvelous classical Guitarist”. 

Her recent engagement include recording all the Classical Guitar sound tracks for the Woody Allen film “you will meet a tall dark stranger” released in 2010.
Since her Carnegie Hall debut she has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Japan and her native Israel, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (with violinist Midori), the Alvin Ailey theatre with Douglas Dunn and Dancers in the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance festival, Rose Hall home of Jazz at Lincoln Center with Grammy Nominee flutist Carol Wincenc, the Caramoor Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tel Aviv Henry Crown Hall, Teatro Presidente in San Salvador with El Salvador Philharmonic, Teatro Solis in Uruguay with Glamourtango, Haiyuza Theatre in Tokyo with Flamenco Komatsubara and Silvia Duran dance companies, Suzanne Dellal Center and in Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center with members of Israel and NY Philharmonics.
Ms. Roth has performed on stage in the New York Off-Broadway musical production of Nobel Prize Laureate Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey and by invitation for the U.N. in Washington for dignitaries such as former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and General Colin Powell.
She has won Top Prize in all categories at the Twenty-Third Masterplayers Music and Conductors Competition in Switzerland and the New York Artist International Competition Award.
Ms. Roth holds a BM from the Jerusalem Rubin academy and a MM from The Juilliard School.
Ms. Roth is playing is A Savarez Artist. 
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