Due to the pandemic this year's festival will be virtual
As part of a continued commitment to excellence in guitar performace and pedagogy, throughout our history the Long Island Guitar Festival has featured high school guitar ensembles in our Ensemble Showcases. The purpose of these showcases has been to give young guitarists the opportunity to perform as well as take advantage of the learning opportunities the festival has to offer. Through the years these showcases have featured ensembles representing high schools from the tri-state area and other states including Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
This year's virtual festival will include an Ensemble Showcase Video Concert featuring, to date, guitar ensembles from Freedom High School (Orlando, FL), Bishop McGuiness High School (Kernersville, NC), Susan Wagner High School (Staten Island, NY) and Metropolitan Guitar Academy (New York, NY).
High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if your ensemble has a performance video that we could include in this year's festival, please email us at LIGFestival@aol.com or call 516-299-3181.
This year the Ensembles Showcase concert is scheduled for April 5 at 12 pm.
In recent years high school guitar ensembles which have performed in Ensemble Showcases include Bishop McGuinness High School Honors Guitar Ensemble (Kernersville, NC), Susan E. Wagner Advanced Guitar Ensemble (Staten Island, NY), Brentwood High School Guitar Ensemble (Brentwood, NY), Harlem School of the Arts Guitar Ensemble (New York, NY).
For more information please contact us at LIGFestival@aol.com or 516-299-3181.
Photos by Nina Krebs.
Last update: January 30, 2021