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Festival 2016 Sponsors

Augustine logo
The Albert Augustine

D'Addario logo
The D'Addario Foundation
for the Performing Arts

Murphy Music
Murphy's Music & Violin Shop

Savarez logo

The 24rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival was held April 13 to 17, 2016 on the LIU Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY USA.

The Long Island Guitar Festival is an annual international festival presented by the Department of Music of the College of Arts, Communications & Design at LIU Post at Long Island University. The Festival represents the continuing commitment of Long Island University to reach out to the artistic community and continue an established tradition of excellence in guitar performance and pedagogy.

Press Coverage

New York Times. May 6, 2001
Classical Guitar Magazine. June 2005
Classical Guitar Magazine. December 2013
New York Times. March 29, 2014
Classical Guitar Magazine, March 2016

Sponsorship and Advertising Information

Festival 2016 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.

Festival 2016 Program Booklet
Festival 2016
Program Book

Learn how you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Festival or how your company or organization can become a Festival sponsor or advertise in the Festival program book distributed at all Festival events. For more information about making a contribution ot 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, Advisor & Website Manager

Last update: May 14, 2016

Festival Notes

Celebrating 25 years, April 2 to 9, 2017. Scheduled performers to date include: David Leisner, Huy Thanh Nguyen, Raphaella Smits, Benjamin Verdery, Ana Vidovic, Saigon Guitar Quartet and Vida Quartet.

Find out more about our National High School Classical Guitar Competition.

Returning to the Festival in 2016 for its second year was the Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra, open to high schoool students and others.

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.

View Carlo Domeniconi's LIGF 2015 concert

Music Events of Interest

College of Arts, Communications & Design

Department of Music

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