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  • We’ve opened sign-up for the upcoming Performance Evaluation on July 22nd.
  • We’ve posted the schedule for this years upcoming National Guild.
  • The schedule was recently updated on Saturday, July 21st, at 8:11am

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National Guild Audition 2015

6July
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The schedule for the 2015 National Guild Audition has been posted. We’re still working on Things may shift around a bit, so we will let you know if the schedule gets updated.

Media Update for July 2014

13July
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15 new videos have been posted in the 2014 Videos album.

8 new photos have been posted in the 2014 Photos album.

There were also some changes made to the National Guild Schedule today.

National Guild Audition 2014 schedule has been updated

12July
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Greetings parents and participants! There have been some recent changes to this years schedule. Please take a moment to double check your schedule as your time may have shifted.

We would also like to present Ernest R. Sphar Jr, our judge this year:

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Ernest R. Sphar Jr. graduated in 1975 from the University of Louisiana with a major in Music Education. He is certified in music by the Louisiana Board of Education. His experiences in public schools led him to different parishes in Louisiana, having taught elementary through high school music for several years. He has also performed in many churches, festivals and many other venues for music.

He has been a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers for the last thirty years, participating in Guild Auditions every year with his students attaining superior ratings. His students also participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival each year. He is currently a member of the MTNA. Ernest is certified by the American College of Musicians and has been inducted into the Piano Hall of Fame.

This year Mr. Sphar will be judging in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Ohio. He recently returned from a month of judging in Los Angeles, California. He is looking forward to the upcoming Guild auditions and meeting the teachers and students.

Ernest currently maintains an active studio of thirty students ranging from early elementary to advanced, including classical to jazz, and uses a wide selection of compositions to enhance his students’ learning abilities.

Mr. Sphar currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife Mona and his two children, Samuel and Amanda.

National Guild Audition 2014

10July
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We have posted the schedule for the 2014 National Guild Audition. Things may shift around a bit, so we will let you know if the schedule gets updated.

UPDATE: We’ve made some changes and have posted an updated schedule.

UPDATE 2: Further changes have been made and the updated schedule has been posted today (July 12th).

National Guild Audition 2013

8July
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UPDATE: We have posted the schedule for the National Guild Audition. Additionally, we have opened the workshops for this weekend. Thank you for your patience!

National Guild Schedule for 2011 has been updated

19July
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Dear parents and participants, we’ve made some minor changes to our schedule. Please double check your schedule as your time may be shifted. If your schedule has been moved, then your teacher will give you a new check in paper on your next lesson day. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you very much.

You probably would like to know a little about our judges. Here is our first judge’s bio:

JEAN SHACKLETON completed her undergraduate work at Azusa Pacific University and received her Master’s of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California. She is full time faculty at Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, where she is head of the Piano Department. She is adjunct faculty at Oklahoma City University as an accompanist and teaches an Accompanying Class focused on the choral accompanist. She is accompanist for the Canterbury Choral Society of OKC, which in the summer of 2007 sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has been a choir accompanist since 5th grade at churches or for schools and universities. She has traveled to 11 countries and throughout the United States as an accompanist for choir tours. She also maintains a private studio, teaching piano and flute. She is currently finishing a hymn arrangement book of her own piano arrangements. Jean and her sister, Ruth Yerden, travel extensively to churches and colleges playing duo piano concerts. She is married to Martin Shackleton, former Worship and Arts minister at Shartel Church of God in Oklahoma City. She has three married children and 7 grandchildren.

Schedule Posted for National Guild Auditions 2011

13July
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Hello! We’ve posted the schedule for this years National Guild Audition.

All participants must check in half an hour before your scheduled time with your yellow check-in paper. Formal dress code is strictly enforced. Don’t forget to bring your music with measures numbered and titles marked.

We need volunteers to help monitor the audition. High school students are qualified and will receive community service hours. Please contact our office at 714-636-0836 for more information. Thank you.

National Guild Final Schedule Posted

19July
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This is the final schedule, if you’re scheduled on Wednesday July 21st and Monday August 09th, please check carefully as the time has been shifted. If you’re scheduled to perform before your next lesson, please check in half an hour earlier as we need to fill out the report cards. Formal dress code is strictly required for the audition and don’t forget to bring your music.

We still need more volunteers to help monitor the audition. High school students are qualified and will be received community service hours. Please contact our office at 714-636-0836 for more information. Thank you.

National Guild Schedule Update

12July
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We’ve updated the schedule for this year’s National Guild Auditions. We’re getting close to the final schedule and will let you know when it’s finished.

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National Guild Auditions 2010 Schedule

10July
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We’ve posted the schedule for this year’s National Guild Auditions. Please note that the schedule is not final yet and may change a bit, we will let you know when the final schedule has been posted. Thank you for your patience.