The 18th Annual New York Guitar Seminar



June 27 - July 1, 2018

NEW More Master Classes for All Participants
NEW Lower Prices
NEW Perform in the World Premiere of a Large Ensemble Piece by João Luiz
PLUS Save an Extra $100 with Early Registration

Invited faculty include:

  • Nikita Koshkin
  • Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
  • João Luiz
  • Juan Carlos Laguna
  • Mariano Aguirre
  • Matthew Marshall
  • Yenne Lee
  • Harris Becker
  • Gabriel Handy
  • Kathleen Mayes
  • Joseph Mayes
  • Carol Hohauser

Activities include expanded performance opportunities with live streaming for solo participants, new hands-on interactive workshops, master classes, ensemble coaching with parts chosen in advance for the composition by João Luiz, performance classes, and concerts.  Plus hundreds of great restaurants, clubs, and cafes in Greenwich Village! Open to players of all ages and levels.

2015 New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes video by Robert Olmsted



“For over 100 years, Mannes College has been dedicated to providing a comprehensive, world-class education to aspiring musicians from across the globe. The New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes—now in its 18th edition—shares that vision with guitar lovers of all ages and levels. Our “Hands-On” workshops and numerous performance opportunities for all participants set the stage for a thrilling week of guitar excellence in New York City. See you in June!”
— Michael Newman & Laura Oltman, Artistic Directors
The numerous and varied activities at the NYGS offer participants the opportunity to perform in concerts solo and in ensemble, perform in master classes and workshops, and work with and listen to concerts of its always world-renowned faculty. The enriching experience of the NYGS is unique in the classical guitar world.
— Mariano Aguirre, Festival Director and Administrative Coordinator