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Festival 2018 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 25th annual Long Island Guitar Festival was held April 1 to 9, 2017 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 School of Performing Arts at the LIU Post Campus of 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
Fingerstyle Guitar Journal, July 2017

Master Classes for Guitarists and Performers

If you are interested in participating in a Festival Master Class as a performer, you must submit a recording or arrange for an in-person audition. The deadline is March 26, 2018. Send all tapes, videos or CDs to the Festival address listed below. There is a $55 fee if chosen to participate in a master class.

For more information on master classes, please call the LIU Post Department of Music at 516-299-2475 or 516-299-3181.

Sponsorship and Advertising Information

Festival 2017 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 2018
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: March 21, 2018

Scheduled artists and performers for our 26th annual festival include: Berta Rojas, Rene Izquierdo, Cavatina Duo, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Alexandra Yannis Guitar Duo, Simon Powis, James Erickson, Michael Roberts, Laura Lessard, The Artesian Guitar Quartet, and Harris Becker.

Tickets for Festival 2018 are available by mail using this Ticket Order Form. Tickets for select events are available through Ticketmaster and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Box Office. Tickets to all events will be available at the door.

The National High School Classical Guitar Competition is underway. The entry deadline has been extended to April 1, 2018.

High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in a 2018 Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please read the Ensemble Showcases page.

Returning to the Festival in 2018 for its fourth year is the LIGF Guitar Orchestra, open to high schoool students and others.

School of Performing Arts

Department of Music

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