Long Island Guitar Festival 2015

Welcome to the Long Island Guitar Festival Web site.

The 23rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival will be held April 22 to 26, 2015.

To date, artists scheduled to appear include Composer/Guitarist Carlo Domeniconi, Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux (nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo), The Amaryllis Project (Liu Fang, Pipa & Harris Becker, Guitar) performing a program of world premieres for Pipa & Guitar, Mare Duo (Annika Hinsche, Mandolin & Fabian Hinsche, Guitar) and Douglas Back, Guitar/Banjo with a lecture/concert on American Guitar Music of the 19th Century.

Also scheduled are the Artesian Guitar Quartet, Jazz Guitarist Mark Marino, Guitar Trilogy, Emerging Artist Jonathan Bodian (First Prize, Festival 2014 High School Classical Guitar Competition.)

Groups scheduled to appear in this year's Ensemble Showcases include the Bishop McGuinness High School Honors Guitar Ensemble (Kernersville, NC), the Brentwood High School Guitar Club (Brentwood, NY), the Susan E. Wagner Guitar Ensemble (Staten Island, NY), the POBJFK Guitar Nation (Planview-Old Bethpage, NY) and the Centreville High School Wildcat Guitar Ensemble (Clifton, VA.)

In a very special event on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. students from Mahidol University, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh Conservatory, Vietnam are scheduled to perform via live video stream from Southeast Asia.

Also planned for Festival 2015 are workshops by James Erickson (Fingerboard Harmony) and Mark Marino (Jazz Improvisation) and Master Classes given by Carlo Domeniconi and Jason Vieaux.

The Festival again will host a high school classical guitar competition, this year open to residents of all 50 states. Find out more about our National High School Classical Guitar Competition on the Guitar Competition page.

New in 2015 will be the Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra for high school students and others, conducted by Alan Hirsh. The Orchestra will have two rehearsals and will perform in concert on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Find out more on the Guitar Orchestra page.

More Festival information will be posted as it becomes available.

Master Classes for Guitarists and Performers
If you are interested in participating in a Festival Master Class as a performer, please see the More Information page.

Festival 2014 Program Booklet
Festival 2014
Program Book

Festival 2014 was funded in part by grants from The Augustine Foundation, The D'Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, Murphy's Music & Violin Shop, Savarez, The John P. McGrath Fund of LIU and the LIU Post Department of Music.

Click to learn how your company or organization can become a Festival sponsor or advertise in the Festival program book which is distributed at all Festival events. For more information about sponsoring or advertising, e-mail us or call 516-299-3181.

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Festival Address:
Long Island Guitar Festival
Department of Music
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

Long Island Guitar Festival
Harris Becker, Director
James Erickson, Assistant Director
John Meschi, Website Manager

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Last update: January 24, 2015

Festival Notes

Please visit these pages often for more information about the 23rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival as it becomes available.

Tickets for Festival 2015 are now available. Visit the Ticket Information page to find out more.

The Festival starts April 22 at 8:00 p.m. Here are directions to the campus and a campus map.

High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in a Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please read the Ensemble Showcases page.

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Long Island Guitar Festival
Department of Music
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548