Oasis, Inc. has teamed up with James Piorkowski, longtime head of the guitar program at the renowned School of Music of the State University of New York at Fredonia, to create the Oasis Guitar Jury Prize to support the next generation of classical guitarists. READ FULL STORY
I met Chaconne Klaverenga (above) at the 2006 GFA (Guitar Foundation of America) competition. She was wandering around the vendor area with her parents playing classical guitars being offered for sale by the various luthiers attending the event. At the time, she was 13 years old and competing in the junior competition. There were lots of young competitors playing guitars. Far and away, Chaconne rose above the rest of the players. She continues to improve her skills and has won many competitions. Her parents are accomplished musicians and own a music store in Lafayette, Indiana (Oasis dealer). Chaconne uses an Oasis Guitar Sleeve to protect her guitar and improve comfort.