Long Island Guitar Festival 2015

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Festival 2015 Flyer
Festival 2015 Flyer
Competition Flyer
Competition Flyer

The 23rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival will be held April 22 to 26, 2015 on the LIU Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY USA.

To date, artists scheduled to appear include Composer/Guitarist Carlo Domeniconi, Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux (Grammy® Award Winner for Best Classical Instrumental Solo in 2015), 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, Celia Linde, and 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. members of the Thailand Guitar Society and students from Ho Chi Minh Conservatory, Vietnam are scheduled to perform via live video streams 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.

National High School Classical Guitar Competition
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. Note: the application deadline for the National High School Classical Guitar Competition has been extended to April 15, 2015.

Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra
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.

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.

More Festival information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Festival 2014 Program Booklet
Festival 2014
Program Book

Long Island Guitar Festival 2014
Last year's festival 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.

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: April 18, 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.

Guitar Competition Update: The application deadline for the National High School Classical Guitar Competition has been extended to April 15, 2015.

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