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Online Event, June 26, 2022: Scholarly Track Day at the GFA Convention


Guitar Foundation of America International Convention: Scholarly Track Day

June 26, 2022, on Zoom (register to join)

You are warmly invited to join us for a series of discussions with scholars from Brazil, the United States, Switerzland, and England. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak informally with the presenters or simply listen. Registration is required.

For full details, including abstracts and bios, visit https://bit.ly/3aJq28S.

Schedule (all times US Eastern)

12 noon. Zoom Happy Hour for Guitar Scholars: presentations.

  • Luiz Mantovani, “The Solo Sonatas of Ferdinand Rebay: An Introduction and Commentary on My ‘Posthumous Collaboration’ with the Composer”
  • Matthew Mazanek, “Fantasía en Preludiar: Bass Lessons, Solfege, and Improvisation in the Guitar Methods, 1770–1840”
  • Gerhard Penn, “Leonard Schulz (1813–1860): New Concert Pieces Discovered”
  • Marcia Taborda, “Olga Praguer Coelho, Brazilian Folksong Ambassador”

1 pm. Zoom Happy Hour for Guitar Scholars: breakout rooms

2 pm. Break

3 pm. Keynote Lecture by Milton Mermikides: “Diamonds, Abaci, and Hexagrams: Exploring the Pitch Surface of the Guitar”