Classical Guitar Intensive Summer Workshop

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University of Washington Summer Classical Guitar Workshop
Friday, June 29, 2018 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Registration for all 3 days: $150*
*Registration fee provides access to all events, including faculty concerts.
Early bird discount registration: $120**
Suggested age range: Middle School to College Undergraduate

Application deadline: June 25
(**Early Bird Discount Deadline: 
June 15. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.)


Learn from the best!

An ensemble-based youth guitar immersion experience, featuring some of the Northwest’s best classical guitarists and special guest Connie Sheu of the Pasadena Conservatory:

Connie SheuDr. Connie Sheu is a dynamic guitarist, devoted teacher, and ardent advocate of classical guitar. In demand as both a soloist and chamber musician, her playing has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative... scholarly." According to Classical Guitar Magazine, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.”
Past performances have brought her to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, 92nd StY, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; venues in Moldova, Italy, Hungary; and across the U.S. and has appeared at the Women in Guitar Festival, New York Guitar Festival, and Guitar Foundation of America Convention. 
Connie holds degrees from Columbia University, Juilliard and USC. She also studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with Oscar Ghiglia in Siena, Italy.
Connie teaches at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Moreno Valley College. She specializes in playing original music for guitar by female composers and also performs as a member of the Sheu Pettit Duo.


Michael PartingtonMichael Partington is currently Artist in Residence and director of the guitar program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has appeared throughout North America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia as a soloist and with ensembles, and has performed live on radio in the US and UK including BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Wales, and St. Paul Sunday on National Public Radio. He has released nine solo CDs for Rosewood Recordings. He has been teaching guitar since the age of 17, and has given classes and workshops at festivals and institutions around the world, including the Royal College of Music in London, the Royal Conservatory in Gothenburg, Sweden, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Guitar Foundation of America, the Canadian National Confederation of Music Societies, and the International Guitar Research Centre at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. 


Jon Paul YerbyJon Paul Yerby is revered as an international performing artist and educator. He has held teaching positions at the University of Utah, Westminster College, and Utah Valley University, among others. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, New England Conservatory, and Florida State University, Dr. Yerby's teachers and mentors include Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, Adam Holzman, and Bruce Holzman.  Recent performances have brought Yerby to the Dominican Republic, Peru, Germany, and venues across the United States. Jon recently accompanied the internationally acclaimed Limón Dance Company in a performance of Limon's celebrated work, Chaconne set to the Bach Chaconne. He has additionally collaborated with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Opera, Sting, Park City's Beethoven Festival, and dance artists Alexandra Bradshaw and Bradley Beakes. 


Michael MillhamAn in-demand teacher, Michael Millham maintains studios at Eastern Washington and Gonzaga Universities.  He is a repeat host/director of the Northwest Guitar Festival, and has been a featured performer for numerous regional festivals including the Northwest Guitar Festival, the Northwest Bach Festival, the Festival at Sandpoint, with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, and Northwest Folklife's guitar showcase in McCaw hall, among others. Michael has been profiled in the magazine Acoustic Guitar and is a regular contributor to the same. He has also written for Guitar Teacher and Play Guitar! Michael has worked as either an endorser or performing artist for Elixir strings, Lowden Guitars, Schoenberg Guitars,  L.R. Baggs electronics and AER amps. He and his wife, vocalist Keleren Millham, perform regularly at a wide variety of venues, with over 2,000 performances to date. In 1999, Michael was one of eight recipients selected nationally for Jim Beam Brand Worldwide's Benefiting Emerging Artists in Music grant. He is a graduate of the Lionel Hampton School of Music-University of Idaho.

Schedule Highlights

  • Rehearsals
  • Technique workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Lectures
  • Faculty concerts Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 at 7:30 PM
  • Student concert Sunday July 1 at Noon 

VIEW Full Workshop Schedule HERE 

Additional Information

The workshop will take place in the Music Building at the University of Washington in Seattle. The closest parking garage to the Music Building is Padelford Garage.

View a UW map here

There are many dining options available on campus. View a full listing of campus dining options here.

Contact Us 

Any questions? Email Michael Partington at