Please read: the Guitar Festival web site has moved to a new server. Your bookmarks to specific pages on this site may no longer work. If this happens to you please access the site from liu.edu/gfest and update your bookmarks. Thank you.
Welcome to the Long Island Guitar Festival Web site. In 2018 we will be celebrating our 26th season. Please continue to visit these pages for more information about Festival 2018 as it becomes available.
National High School Classical Guitar Competition
In 2017 the Festival once again presented its High School Classical Guitar Competition, open to high school students of all 50 states. Find out more on the Guitar Competition page. including rules and an application for the 2018 Competition which is now underway.
Long Island Guitar Festival Guitar Orchestra
The LIGF Guitar Orchestra for high school students and others returned to the Festival in 2017, conducted by Alan Hirsh. Visit the Guitar Orchestra page to find out more.
Master Classes for Guitarists and Performers
In 2017 the Long Island Guitar Festival continued its tradition of presenting excellence in guitar performance and pedagogy with master classes given by the VIDA Guitar Quartet, Raphaella Smits, Benjamin Verdery and David Leisner.
Ensemble Showcases Through its history the Long Island Guitar Festival has featured ensembles representing high schools from the tri-state area and other states including Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Learn more on the Ensemble Showcases page.