The Stevenson Guitar program offers:
• Guitar Techniques 1: A comprehensive course that covers chords, reading music, and learning to jam with others. No experience/audition necessary.
• Guitar Techniques 2: This course is designed to teach intermediate techniques, solo music, and large group ensemble performances.
• Patriot Guitar Ensemble: This course covers advanced techniques, college level solo/ensemble music, and performance etiquette.
Textbooks used in guitar class include:
Charles Duncan: A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar
Royal Conservatory Guitar Series
Student Repertoire Series 1 & 2, by Lawrence Ferrara
Additional study materials include:
Breezin’ Thru Theory
CAGED Method and Scales
2019-20 Concert/Event Schedule
|Mon.-Tues., Aug. 5-6||9 a.m.-Noon||Orchestra and Guitar Camp||Orchestra Room (2200)|
All incoming students are expected to attend this two-day event, and there is no registration or fee.
|Wed., Aug. 15||7 p.m.||Senior Solo Recital||Recital Hall (4100)|
|Tues., Sept. 10||7-8:15 a.m.||Baroque Ensemble Auditions||Orchestra Room (2200)|
|Fri., Sept. 13||7-8:15 a.m.||Baroque Ensemble Auditions||Orchestra Room (2200)|
|Thurs., Sept. 26||6 & 7:30 p.m.||Orchestra Concert||Performing Arts Center|
|Tues., Oct. 1||3:30-9 p.m.||ILMEA String Auditions||Check www.ilmea.org|
|Thurs., Nov. 21||7 p.m.||Guitar Concert||Performing Arts Center|
|Mon., Dec. 16||6 & 7:30 p.m.||Orchestra Concert||Performing Arts Center|
|Tues., Jan. 14||7 p.m.||Consortium Concert||Performing Arts Center|
|Tues., Jan. 28||7 p.m.||Baroque Ensemble Concert||Recital Hall (4100)|
|Jan. 29-Feb. 1||TBA||ILMEA All State Festival||Peoria|
|Wed., Feb. 12||6 & 7:30 p.m.||Orchestra Chamber Concert||Recital Hall (4100)|
|Thurs., March 5||7 p.m.||Guitar Chamber Concert||Recital Hall (4100)|
|Wed., March 11||7:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.||Orchestra Clinic Day||TBA|
|Thurs., March 19||6 & 7:30 p.m.||Orchestra Concert||Performing Arts Center|
||Orchestra/Guitar Placement Auditions
(Incoming freshmen/current students)
|Orchestra Room (2200)
|Wed., April 29||7 p.m.||Baroque Ensemble Concert||Recital Hall (4100)|
|Thurs., May 7||6 & 7:30 p.m.||Orchestra Awards Concert||Performing Arts Center|
|Tues., May 12||7 p.m.||Guitar Concert||West Auditorium (2206)|
|Fri., May 22||5 p.m.||Graduation||Sears Centre Arena|
California Pizza Kitchen - Saturday, Sept. 28
Support the strings program by having lunch or dinner at California Pizza Kitchen in Deer Park. Show this flyer when ordering, and 20% of your order will go to the guitar and orchestra programs. The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Strawberry Field Pancakes and Cafe - Thursday, Oct. 24
Join the String Parents Association for a late-start breakfast fundraiser. The fundraiser runs from 6:30-10:30 a.m. Mention Stevenson when ordering, and Strawberry Field will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Strawberry Field is located at 410 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Lincolnshire. Official Flyer
Wendy’s - Friday, Nov. 22
Stop into Wendy’s Buffalo Grove (300 W. Half Day Rd.) any time between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 30% of qualifying sales will be donated to the String Parents Association. Present this flyer when ordering.