Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Annual Festival & Competition – online in 2021!

Updated on February 10, 2021 in General Discussion
0 on February 10, 2021

The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2021 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, on April 10-11, 2021.


Our annual festival will be held via Youtube Live and Zoom and open to viewers and participants around the world. The schedule will include:

Opening concert with Beijing Guitar Duo

2021 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition [details below]

Workshop/Lecture: “Are You Happy? Performing Classical Guitar During COVID-19” with Dr. Eric Zillmer

Workshop/Lecture: “Beginning Guitar Technique & Reading” with PCGS professional member Mark Johnstone

Masterclass with 2018 PCGS competition winner Philip Goldenberg

Technique Workshops (details coming soon)

Student recitals

Closing concert with Ronn McFarlane



The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society National Competition is part of the Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival and will take place online via Audio and Video recordings this year.

With separate Adult (open to participants up to 30 years of age residing in the US) and Junior divisions (HS students residing in PA, NJ & DE). Divided into 3 rounds, audio recordings for the Preliminary Round are due no later than 2/15/2021. Those selected to advance to the Semifinal and Final Rounds will submit Video recordings of the same repertoire no later than March 28, 2021.

For more information (requirements, registration instruction and online/print registration forms), please visit 2021 Philadelphia National Guitar Competition at

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