Nick Fryer, Music, will perform and present clinics at the 2011 Midwest International Guitar Summit Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 & 17 at A Center for the Arts in the Fergus Theatre in Fergus Falls, 124 W Lincoln Ave.

At the Midwest International Guitar Summit participants will have an opportunity to interact with guitarists and musicians, attend four concerts and two days of workshops. This is a unique opportunity to learn together, play together, jam together, as well as witness improvisational and collaborative playing. It is a great networking opportunity for musicians, presenters and audiences.

Scholarships are available for high school and college students or anyone takin guitar lessons on a regular basis. Contact A Center for the Arts for an application.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 15

Opening Night Kick-Off Event

• 4:30pm: Event Registration/Check-In at

A Center for the Arts

• 6:30pm: Reception

• 7:30pm: “Song-Writers Showcase” Concert

— featuring Anthony Miltich, David Stoddard, Claudia Schmidt, and Ann Reed

Friday, September 16

Downtown

• 9:00am-10:00am: Three Performance-Based Workshops simultaneously (Choose One)

  • At the Center: Joan Griffith & Sam Miltich “Django Meets Jacob: an Exploration of Brazilian Choro and Gypsy Jazz”
  • At the Kaddatz: Phil Heywood “Fingerpicking Right-hand Dynamics”
  • At The Spot: David Stoddard “Songwriting”

• 10:30am-11:30am: Performance Workshop w/Multiple Guitarists — Songwriting with David Stoddard, Claudia Schmidt, and Ann Reed at A Center for the Arts

• 11:30am-12:30pm: LUNCH BREAK

• 12:30pm-1:30pm: Open Time (time for networking, jamming, etc.)

• 2:00pm-3:00pm: Three Performance-Based Workshops simultaneously (Choose One)

  • At the Center: Billy McLaughlin “Inspired to Play — No Matter What”
  • At the Kaddatz: Nick Fryer “Solo Guitar: Putting Scales, Arpeggios and Chords to Use”
  • At The Spot: Anthony Miltich & Sam Miltich “Folk’n’Roll”

• 3:30pm-5:00pm: “Meet The Artist”

Performance/Interview at the Center — with Billy McLaughlin

• 5:00pm-7:00pm: DINNER BREAK

• 7:30pm: “Gypsy Jam” Concert — featuring Sam Miltich, Joan Griffith, Nick Fryer, & Michael Hauser

Saturday, September 17

• 9:00am-10:00am: Three Workshops simultaneously (Choose One)

  • Beginners: Anthony Miltich “Preparation, Presentation & Performance”
  • Intermediate: Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood “Getting Outside Your Box”
  • Advanced: Nick Fryer “Nuts & Bolts: Fretboard Mechanics”

• 10:30am-11:30am: Performance Workshop w/Multiple Guitarists — Dakota Dave Hull along with Luthiers: Guitar Making, Maintenance, and Types

• 11:30am-12:30pm: LUNCH BREAK

• 12:30pm-1:30pm: Open Time (time for visiting exhibitors, networking, jamming, etc.)

• 2:00pm-3:00pm: Three Workshops simultaneously (Choose One)

  • Beginners: Joan Griffith, Claudia Schmidt, Ann Reed “All Strung Out”
  • Intermediate: Michael Hauser “Flamenco Techniques” (participants encouraged to bring a nylon-string guitar)
  • Advanced: Dean Magraw “Token Electric Guitar Workshop: Magnets at Play” (participants must bring a small amp)

• 3:30pm-5:00pm: “Meet The Artist”

Performance/Interview in Waage

Theater — Dean Magraw

• 7:30pm: “A World On A String” Concert — featuring Tim Sparks (playing and hosting) Phil Heywood, Dakota Dave, Billy McLaughlin, Dean Magraw

Sunday, September 18

M State & A Center for the Arts

• 10:00am: Closing Reception/Breakfast at M State

• 2:00pm: Minneapolis Guitar Quartet at A Center for the Arts (kicks-off our Chamber Music Series). Participants who purchase a Weekend Pass get a ticket to this concert as well!

TICKET OPTIONS: Weekend Pass (4 concerts, 8 workshops): $100

  • Daily Pass (1 concert, 4 workshops, either for Friday or Saturday): $50
  • Individual Concerts: $15 advance/$16 day of
  • Individuals Workshops: $10
  • Student/Child Price (concerts & workshops): $5