Call for Applications for Kabataang Gitarista Batch 6


10509631_889541924394374_4805775714179322291_nAPPLY NOW TO THE KABATAANG GITARISTA PROGRAM!

Deadline of applications is on August 16, 2017.

The Kabataang Gitarista (KG) Program, a FREE Classical Guitar Training Program for Junior High School Students is now accepting applications for new members. This highly succesful program is open to Manila, Pasay and Parañaque students. The sessions will take place every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the GSIS Museum, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

The KG was organized by the Artist Training Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in August 2012 to promote appreciation for, and interest in classical guitar performance among public high school students; to provide the highest level of guitar training free of charge through a scholarship program; and to develop a performing classical guitar ensemble.The mentor is renowned guitar pedagogue and arranger Prof. Jose Valdez of the UP College of Music, St. Paul University, and St. Scholastica’s College.

The KG has given performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in selected public and private schools; in outreach concerts outside Manila as well as for private engagements. Five members of the group were invited to perform at the “Asian Gems in the Arts”, a program which was part of the George Town Festival held in Penang, Malaysia in August last year. These five are giving a concert at the Ayala Museum on June 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

In this connection, the CCP Artist Training Division is now inviting its sixth batch of participants to apply for the Kabataang Gitarista Program which starts on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The applicants should have the following qualifications:

1. Public Junior High School students of schools from PASAY, MANILA or PARAÑAQUE CITY;
2. Either in grade levels 7,8, or 9;
3. High interest in learning the classical guitar;
4. Commitment to attending regular Saturday morning sessions;
5. Good moral character;
6. Average or higher in scholastic standing.
7. Should be able to bring a nylon-stringed guitar to the weekly lessons.

Interested students should fill up the attached application form (one completely filled out form per student) and send this via email to the CCP Artist Training Division at or fax to 833-0267 on or before Wednesday,  AUGUST 16, 2017.

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Auditions of the applicants will be held on August 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM at the MKP Multi-Purpose Hall, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

For inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 832-1125 local 1605, or email

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