FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2006
CONTACT: Robert W. McLean School of Music, 615-898-2493
Annual Event Expected to Attract 100-Plus Participants, Performers
(MURFREESBORO)—The 13th Annual National Guitar Workshop at MTSU will be held July 22-27 in the Robert W. McLean School of Music on the campus of MTSU.
The workshop, which will include both a faculty and student concert, annually enrolls about 100 student participants of all ages and offers top-notch instruction in various styles of guitar, bass, drums and songwriting.
Dr. William Yelverton, director of MTSU’s guitar studies program, said, “In the past 13 years, the National Guitar Workshop at MTSU has brought students in from 40 states and five foreign countries ranging in age from 12 to 73.”
The yearly workshop offers courses in rock, blues, jazz, country and acoustic, classical guitar, Yelverton said, in addition to instruction in songwriting, bass and drums.
In addition to Yelverton, a professor music at MTSU and touring guitarist, more than 20 guest artists and faculty will participate in the 2006 event, including Brent Mason, one of Nashville's most-recorded guitar virtuosos, and Jody Fisher, a West Coast-based jazz virtuoso and author of more than two dozen books on jazz.
Interested participants may reside on or off campus during the event. For registration information, including details about the event’s various seminars, from classical, bluegrass and jazz to songwriting, please call 1-800-234-6479 or visit the event’s Web site at
ATTENTION, MEDIA: To interview Dr. Yelverton about the Nashville portion of the national Guitar Workshop, please contact him directly at 615-898-5623 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.