"The "Long Island" in the festival title clearly refers to its location and origins, rather than to its scope." New York Times, March 2014

Long Island Guitar Festival

Welcome to the Long Island Guitar Festival Web site. In 2017 we will be celebrating our 25th season! Please visit these pages for information about the 25th festival as it becomes available.

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

Festival 2016

Festival 2016 Flyer

2017 Competition Flyer
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Festival 2016
Press Release

The 24th 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.

Festival concerts in 2016 featured Andrew York, Berta Rojas, David Starobin, lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and Hilary Field.

Also featured were our National High School Classical Guitar Competition, Ensemble Showcases and the LIGF Guitar Orchestra as well as master classes and workshops.

The Long Island Guitar Festival now in its 24th season provides a unique opportunity for students and the general public to see world-class artists teaching and performing.

National High School Classical Guitar Competition
The Festival again hosted a high school classical guitar competition open to residents of all 50 states. Winners' names will be posted online soon. Find out more about our National High School Classical Guitar Competition on the Guitar Competition page.

Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra
Returning to the Festival for its second year was the Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra for high school students and others, conducted by Alan Hirsh. Find out more on the Guitar Orchestra page.

Master Classes for Guitarists and Performers
The 2016 Festival also featured master classes given by Ronn McFarlane, Andrew York, Berta Rojas and David Starobin. Watch for detais about how you can participate in a Festival 2017 Master Class as a performer.

Long Island Guitar 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 Book

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.

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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, Advisor & Website Manager

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Last update: December 1, 2016

Festival Notes

High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in the 2017 Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please read the Ensemble Showcases page.


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LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548