The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents the 37th Annual Sholin Guitar Competition, honoring the memory of Norman Douglas Sholin (1951-1980). The concert, sponsored by the D’Addario Company, will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall.
Norman Douglas Sholin founded and designed the guitar degree program at the University of Arizona School of Music [and Dance] in 1974. He earned a BFA (1974) and an MFA (1978) in classical guitar from the California Institute of the Arts. He studied with teacher and musicologist Emilio Pujol in Cervera, Spain in 1972 and 1973 and played in a master class for Andrés Segovia in 1973.
The University of Arizona has become a major international center for the study of classical guitar. The Norman Douglas Sholin Memorial Scholarship Award, which is presented annually, promotes excellence in this segment of the arts. Through their gifts, donors honor the students that qualify for it, as well as the memory of Mr. Sholin, whose love for the guitar and its music still brings inspiration.
For additional information about the Norman Douglas Sholin Scholarship Fund contact Tom Patterson, professor of guitar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-621-1157.
Past winners, Norman Douglas Sholin Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients:
1982 Bobby Orlando, 1983 David Mintz, 1984 Alison Bert,
1985 Lou Mowad, 1986 Alison Bert, 1987 Todd Seelye,
1988 Todd Seelye, 1989 Charles King, 1990 Douglas James,
1991 Mark Basinski, 1992 Douglas James, 1993 Douglas James,
1994 Ivan Rijos, 1995 Celso Cano, 1996 Paul Grove,
1997 Alieksey Vianna, 1998 Alieksey Vianna,
1999 Bruno Correia, 2000 Andrew Hull,
2001 Randall Avers, 2002 Daniel Bolshoy,
2003 Dieter Hennings, 2004 Gonzalo Molano,
2005 Gonzalo Molano, 2006 Jane Curry, 2007 Matthew Palmer,
2008 Matthew Palmer & Lars Rosvoll, 2009 Eduardo Minozzi Costa,
2010 Eduardo Minozzi Costa & Renato Serrano Muñoz,
2011 Renato Serrano Muñoz, 2012 Renato Serrano Muñoz,
2013 Misael Barraza Díaz & Renato Serrano Muñoz,
2014 Augustus Woodrow, 2015 Misael Barraza Díaz,
2016 Misael Barraza Díaz
2017 Andrés Pantoja