Scholarship Fundraiser: Jeep Raffle

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MEDIA RELEASE Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  May 30, 2017  Photos follow in separate release CONTACT: Marti Kurth, Crown media relations mediamartik@gmail cell: 406-862-3608   Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation seeks to fund their eighth annual scholarship program via a raffle for a 2017 Jeep             (Bigfork, MT) Deepening the world’s appreciation and love …

Jerry Douglas and Sonny Landreth head the lineup of master guitarists for the Eighth Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival

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Jerry Douglas and Sonny Landreth head the lineup of master guitarists for the Eighth Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival, Aug. 27- Sept. 2, 2017    (Bigfork, Mont.) It’s big, it’s bold and it’s the eighth year for the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival that will take over the village of Bigfork, Montana from August 27 through Sept. 2, 2017. It’s all …

Guitar Slinger

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Whether you shred, strum, slide or pluck, it’s time to submit your skills for the chance to win cash, scholarships and guitars at Guitar Slinger: The Ultimate Guitar Showdown, presented by Upstream Music Fest + Summit. Four amateur guitar virtuosos ages 13 and up will be chosen to compete in front of a crowd and a panel of celebrity judges including …

Early Sponsor & Donor Holiday Bonus!

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Happy News! Limited time special offer. We have increased our donor and sponsor ticket support for each of the concerts in 2017 and for the first time ever we are offering a very special year end bonus that includes even more opportunities to bring guests, friends and associates to Crown through your generous support! Extra Tickets! When donated in full …

Special 2017 Workshop Offers!

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Great News! The Board approved extending the prepayment registration savings for the workshop through the end of December 2016.  What this means is if you are an Alumni or a Crown Friend, you are eligible for a 2017 workshop registration of only $2500 if paid in full by 12/31/2016. Nice! This is an amazing $700 savings (more than 20%) from …

Fellowship Spotlight! EMP Museum sponsors Cameron Lavi-Jones

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The EMP Museum has chosen 18-year old multi-instrumentalist and performing artist, Cameron Lavi-Jones as the 2016 EMP Crown Fellowship Recipient.  He will be participating in the “Excel with the Masters” class studying under Dweezil Zappa, Shane Theriot, and Jared Meeker, alongside many of Crown’s 2016 Scholarship and Fellowship students.  Cameron looks forward to immersing himself in the performance-based class and will …

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 …