May 21, 2012

31st annual Summer Guitar Camp is June 18-22

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- For the 31st consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Carbondale hosts Summer Guitar Camp.

The camp runs June 18-22, with two sessions daily meeting 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium.  The camp is open to all guitarists, from beginners to advanced musicians. This is an acoustic, classical guitar camp.  Beginners will learn the basics, including reading notes, scales and basic chords.  Advanced students will build their repertoire and learn advanced techniques.

Eligible students may earn one to two credit hours of college credit for full participation in this camp.  For more information about how to do that, especially for those not already enrolled at SIU Carbondale, contact George Brozak at for more information.

This year, the camp’s instructor is Joseph Palermo, a student of camp founder Joseph Breznikar.  Palermo is a lecturer with the SIU Carbondale School of Music.  Palermo is a past winner of the SIU Carbondale Orchestra Solo Competition and a featured artist in Cedarhurst’s Young Artist Performance Series.

Registration is $200.  Download a registration form here: