In the fall of 2020 we would have hosted the 7th edition of the SIU Guitar Festival but our plans had to be postponed due to the pandemic. It was a very difficult year. We lost dear friends, our local businesses went through the roughest patch in their history and as a community we are still experiencing the aftermath of such an experience.
In the midst of it all we pressed forward. The students worked hard and thrived whether it was by observing social distancing or through online instruction. We found ways to connect with the world and learn from each other thanks to remote learning resources and the various Zoom lectures and master classes.
As we slowly started to regain normalcy and resume our activities it seems fitting that the guitar festival this year should be a homecoming festivity, something that also celebrates the connections our program has made with guitarists and musicians from all over the world.
In honor to this we take on a new name and make our debut as the SIU International Guitar Festival. Thanks to the support of the SIU Foundation Grant and our visiting faculty from various institutions from domestic and abroad we will be enjoying concerts, lectures and master classes that explore the guitar from different perspectives and traditions.
Who is this festival for? Anyone who loves guitar music! We have activities suitable for professional musicians, aspiring guitar students, weekend warriors or anybody that enjoys good music.
Stay healthy, stay safe and see you soon, click International Guitar Festival | Music | SIU
—Dr. Isaac Lausell
Dr. Isaac Lausell Always keep touch with aiersi guitar all the time. epsecially he has aiersi smallman guitar for years . here is video from him0