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Festival 2018 Sponsors

Augustine logo
The Albert Augustine
Foundation

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

Murphy Music
Murphy's Music & Violin Shop

Savarez logo
Savarez

The 26th annual Long Island Guitar Festival took place April 10 to 15, 2018 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

Sponsorship and Advertising Information

Festival 2018 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

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Long Island Guitar Festival or your company or organization is interested in becoming a Festival sponsor, or advertising in the Festival Program Book which is distributed at all Festival events, please 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: July 7, 2018

The 27th Long Island Guitar Festival will take place April 9–14, 2019. Among others, it will feature the US debut of UK guitarist Laura Snowden and the Leisner / Fernández Duo.

High School Classical Guitarists: watch for details on how you can enter our 2019 National High School Classical Guitar Competition.

Guitarists and Performers: watch for details on how you can participate in a Festival 2019 Master Class.

High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in a 2019 Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please read the Ensemble Showcases page.

Guitar Teachers and Guitarists: if you or your students would like to perform with the 2019 LIGF Guitar Orchestra please read the Guitar Orchestra page.

School of Performing Arts

Department of Music

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