- Classical Guitar Immersion
Performance – (SOLD OUT). Monday, June 20th-Saturday, June 25th, 2022 The Abbey at Mt. Angel
- Classical Guitar Immersion
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Scott Kritzer is a professional classical guitar artist, performer, teacher, and creator of a systematic guitar training method for players of every level. Kritzer and his students' share their experiences and expertise here. Classes, workshops, and conferences are available online and in person in the Portland, Oregon, area and through traveling programs and workshops across North America.
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Category Archives: Guitar Tips
Preview and purchase my arrangements from Classical Guitar Christmas II at my Store (see Menu above)
Another Christmas recording from Miramont Records is hitting all digital streams on Friday, November 18th. Classical Guitar and Voice Christmas features soprano Janet Chvatal and myself on guitar (Chvatal/Kritzer Duo). The album pairs some of the world’s most popular, cherished melodies with non-traditional classical arias featuring subtle, uncommon spins within the Duo’s arrangements to create Read More
Please join me Thursday, November 17th from 3-4 PM PST for All Classical Portland’s Thursdays @ Three with host Christa Wessel. Just go to the link below and hit the ‘Listen’ button. My segment will be filled with works from my upcoming release Classical Guitar Treasures from the Baroque, arrangements by Michael Lorimer. And I’ll have a special announcement!
Learn how to find the best baroque arrangements for guitar, how to practice ornaments and where to place them in your music, what differentiates the baroque style from other classical music periods, and how to get that baroque feel into your music. I’ll also provide some fun backstories to the works on my latest recording Read More
Click on the “Pre-Save & Follow” link or enter your email below! Fans who Pre Save my upcoming album Classical Guitar Treasures from the Baroque can join me for my ZOOM chat on “Creating Treasures” on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00 PM PDT. We’ll talk about performing in the Baroque style, ornamentation and all things Read More
I’m excited to announce a new digital release from Miramont Records of my latest album! Classical Guitar Treasures from the Baroque – with arrangements by Michael Lorimer – will be available on all streaming services on Friday, October 21st. This album features two multi-movement suites from the varied styles of lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss (Sonata Read More
CGI ‘23 – Mt Angel Abbey, Mt Angel, Oregon – Scott Kritzer with Mario Diaz Classical Guitar Immersion’s 17th year marks another major transition. Over the decades I’ve created an ‘immersion’ experience that reflects the one-week masterclass experiences that were so prevalent in the 70’s, when I began my studies. CGI offers that experience for Read More
This work was written for and performed by the Chvatal/Kritzer Duo and is inspired by the 2nd movement from Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” and Puccini’s “E Lucevan le stelle” from Tosca. Available today on all digital platforms!
I found a scrap book that my mother kept which contained this Oregon Symphony program of my performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez in September of 1991. This was the first of three performances of this masterpiece that I performed with the Oregon Symphony Pops, conducted by Norman Leyden. In this first performance I mostly remember being terrified.