Accelerate! Guitars

Event details

  • Friday | April 19, 2024 to Friday | May 10, 2024
  • 4:30 pm
  • UWA Conservatorium of Music

Accelerate! Guitars

Accelerate! Guitars is UWA’s elite performance training program designed for classical guitarists in Years 10–12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level! Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Chair of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests.

The program takes place over four Friday afternoons (Apr 19, Apr 26, May 3, May 10), and includes a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on their current repertoire, and hone their ensemble skills while rehearsing and performing with the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble. The program will culminate in a public concert alongside emerging artists from the UWA Guitar Studio.

Places are strictly limited and entry is via audition. Full scholarships are provided so there is no cost to participants.


  • Applicants should prepare for audition: 2 contrasting pieces (or sections of pieces) of your own choosing and be prepared to sight-read an excerpt.
  • Prepare a brief portfolio/musical CV outlining your personal details (age, school, teacher etc.) and your most significant musical achievements (grades, competitions, ensemble membership etc.)
  • Applications should be emailed to by Thursday 28 March. Auditions will take place on Thursday 4 April (ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances).