Application Information

Completed application AND non-refundable $50 deposit (this will be negated from total tuition amount at registration) due no later than by May 1, 2016. Make checks payable to Fresh Arts. In the Memo section of the check, please write "Classical Minds". Please fill in the on-line form.

Guitar Audition Recording Requirements for Master Class, Scholarship, & Competition:
1) Only intermediate and advanced students will be invited to perform in the master classes. 
2) Please include 10-minutes of music on YouTube (solo classical or ensemble) within the form below or email Valerie Hartzell with the name of student and the links to the You Tube pieces.
With your email:
- List titles of repertoire with composer's name AND your full name 
- Include letter from private teacher or college professor
Please feel free to add any more information about yourself and experience within your email. Letters from instructors must be signed, scanned, attached to email and sent to Valerie Hartzell. Alternatively, instructors and professors may contact Ms. Hartzell directly with a recommendation:
- Competitors must fill out an additional Competition Application. Be sure to include all the titles, movements, and full name for each composer. Please read the rules before filling out the form.
3) No recording is required if you will not perform in a master class or competition and are NOT applying for scholarship.

Tuition Packages Explained:

Option 1: High School, College, & Adults (plus middle school students in lessons – recommendation letter required) 
Includes minimum of three lessons, all events, and CM t-shirt (note: extra lessons may be given if time slots are available at no extra charge) 

Option 1a: Full Festival AND Competition
If you wish to compete, you will have to include a YouTube link, a letter of recommendation from your teacher, plus proof of enrollment 

Option 2: Middle School Program for Beginners (ages 13 and under)
Includes special curriculum in group classes plus auditing all events, CM t-shirt, and concerts 

Option 3: Competition Only (Open to students currently enrolled; high school, community college, university-either Bachelor or Master) Please fill out the competition form after filling out the on line application below. Included in the tuition are all the events Friday and Saturday, plus a CM t-shirt.

Master Class: Open to Intermediate and Advanced Players Only (this may be added to any of the options) 
Gohar Vardanyan, Valerie Hartzell, and Matt Palmer – Faculty  
If you wish to perform, you will have to include a YouTube link & a a letter of recommendation from your teacher
Questions: Contact Valerie Hartzell, Artistic Director by email: or call Nadene Crain, President, at 713-305-2336

Scholarships are limited

Application Form