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Michael Chapdelaine in Concert & Workshop


On Saturday, March 1st, Michael Chapdelaine will perform at 7:30 p.m. with doors   opening at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church which is located at 22331 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale 3 blocks south of 9 mile on West side of Woodward. Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $10 or can be purchased online at

In addition, on Saturday afternoon Michael  will be conducting a hands-on workshop from 3:00pm (sharp) – 5:00pm.  Space is limited, advanced reservation is required.   The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents its workshop series in a non-competitive environment and welcomes guitarists of all skill levels.   Students can register or request information by contacting the MFGS office at 248-646-4030.  Cost is $40.

Michael is the only person to ever win the world's top   competitions in both "fingerstyle" and "classical" guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar  Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition.

Prior to winning the Championship, Chapdelaine had also won top honors in four international “classical” guitar    competitions, including First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition.  He has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships and holds a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. 

His original works, which he has only recently introduced to the public, bring together a broad variety of musical styles from classical to country to blues.  "I grew up playing pop music in Navy clubs....I needed to find a way to mix the groove and fun of that music with the discipline and expressive beauty of classical music."  “Music is fun, if it's not fun, why bother?”

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