Announcing the 2016 James Stroud Fellowship Recipient: Jeremy Avalos

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We are pleased to announce Jeremy Avalos as a winner of the James Stroud All-Ohio Guitar Competition and the 2016 James Stroud Fellowship recipient to the Crown Guitar Workshop held this summer from August 28th through September 4th.  Jeremy will be participating in the course, “Classical Guitar: A World of Expression” led by Italian chamber group, SoloDuo: Lorenzo Micheli and …

Announcing the 2016 Yamaha Fellowship winner: Brooks Robertson!

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With generous support from the Yamaha Foundation, the Crown Guitar Workshop is pleased to present Brooks Robertson as the 2016 Yamaha Fellowship winner.  An incredible finger-picking guitarist, he will be attending the Crown Workshop to study and perform on the Festival Stage with Doug Smith and Chris Eldridge through the Acoustic Americana workshop.  Brooks currently studies at Berklee College of Music …

Announcing the 2016 Dweezil and Frank Zappa Fellowship Winner: Jacob Deraps!

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This summer, taking the main-stage alongside Dweezil Zappa at the Crown Guitar Festival will be the 2016 Dweezil and Frank Zappa Fellowship student and young up-and-coming rocker, Jacob Deraps!  The Fellowship offers a young musician who shows great promise and rock performance skill the chance to attend the Crown Workshop on a full-ride Fellowship, which not only includes the week …

Help The Crown fulfill its Wish List!

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The Crown Guitar Festival is a collaborative event that depends on support from our community and the Crown Family!  This season you can help us get set up to put on Festival #7 by donating items or volunteering to provide services like ushering or helping with food prep to feed our hardworking sound crews.  We will be eternally grateful for any assistance you can …