Bigfork Students thanked for creating digital 2015 Crown Mementos

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This summer, a group of Bigfork High School students volunteered and were selected to aid their teacher, Mike Roberts, in creating a flash drive memento containing photos and videos for each of the 2015 Crown participants.  Crown is grateful for all of the hard work put in by Mike Roberts, Mike Roessman, and the students in Bigfork High School’s media …

Power of Music: Crown of the Continent musicians shine

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Daily Interlake News.  Sept 3, 2015 Article by Stefanie Thompson _____________________________________________________________________ The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival would like to thank Stefanie Thompson for her article on the 2015 festival and workshop, featuring Tyvon Hewitt, the Guitars Not Guns Scholarship student.  The mission of the Crown simplifies down to one essential kernel, enriching lives through the study and performance …

Fellowship Spotlight! Announcing the 2016 Emerging Artist In Residence……

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The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop is thrilled to announce that 2015’s Chairman’s Scholarship student, Josh Turner, will be returning to Crown for the 2016 season as an Emerging Artist In Residence!  His performances and involvement in many different genres of music during his time here was an inspiration and we greatly look forward to seeing what …

Introducing the Bigfork ACES Beginner Guitar Program! Registration is open!

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It has been a long-time goal of the Crown to offer year-round educational opportunities in guitar.  We love our August/September Workshop and Festival, but there was still some room to grow and make a difference in our youth musician community.  Thanks to some amazing local sponsors and educators, that dream has become a reality! The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation, along …

Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival 2015: Guitar Heaven with Dweezil Zappa, Lee Ritenour and More in Idyllic Bigfork, Montana

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10/28/2015     An Article by Andy Aledort, featured in Guitar World Magazine. ______________________________________________________________________ This past September, I had the great privilege of being asked to participate in the sixth annual Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Montana, as an Artist in Residence, where I served as an instructor in group and private capacities and appeared as a …