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 guitar ensembles scheduled to return to the Festival for 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). Scheduled to appear for the first time at the Festival are the Advanced Guitar Ensemble and Advanced Trio from INTEMPO (Stamford, CT).
This year the Ensembles Showcase concert is scheduled for April 5 at 12 pm.
High School Guitar Ensemble Directors: if you are interested in having your ensemble perform in a 2020 Long Island Guitar Festival Ensemble Showcase please email us at LIGFestival@aol.com or call 516-299-3181.
For more information please contact us at LIGFestival@aol.com or 516-299-3181.
Photos by Nina Krebs.
Last update: January 13, 2020