A biennial, edu-music
guitar festival hosted by Friends of the Cape Town Academy of Music
with a guitar competition founded by Avril Kinsey for the purposes
of growing and sustaining an interest in quality guitar music, within
and beyond the borders of South Africa.
The Festival programme
includes formal and informal concerts, master classes, workshops/talks,
and exhibits. The Avril Kinsey Classical Guitar Competition is
open to all, of any age or level.
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of the Cape Town Academy of Music (FCTAM)
(A non-profit voluntary
association with the registered fundraising number: 077942)
the fundraising support arm of the Cape Town Academy
of Music, FCTAM’s
vision is to bring quality music education and music
events within the reach of most South African families.
||To foster talent and musical
excellence through education, performances and festival events.
grow and sustain an interest in quality music through impacting
the youth, students, teachers, families and the general
public with edutaining events.
||To attract funding and sponsorships from businesses,
organizations and individuals for events, and for providing
music education bursaries/scholarships for study at the Cape
Town Academy of Music
||To attract South African
and international music students, performers, teachers and
music lovers to the Cape Town International Guitar Festival.
||To encourage careers
in classical guitar disciplines by focussing on special projects
related to this study.
||To provide incentives for friends to join, participate
and be a part of our vision.