The 18th Annual New York Guitar Seminar



June 27 - July 1, 2018


June 27 - July 1, 2018

NEW Three Master Classes for all Full Participants
NEW Lower Prices
NEW Perform in the World Premiere of a Large Ensemble Piece by João Luiz
NEW Participate in Steve Goss’s Creative Collaboration: Making a Composition in 90 Minutes
NEW World Premiere of Nikita Koshkin’s Suite New Zealand
NEW Hear Yenne Lee perform Autumn Leaves, her 2.5 million-view YouTube hit
NEW Juan Carlos Laguna’s first New York appearance
NEW Lower price for The New School Housing accommodations
NY FILM PREMIERE AND DISCUSSION: La Guitarra Vuela: Soñando a Paco de Lucía (Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco de Lucía). Hear Paco’s guitar live!

PLUS Save an Extra $100 with Early Registration (before March 15, 2018)

*All faculty and schedules subject to change

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



“We are thrilled to now offer more master classes to every participant and have everyone be actively involved in two exciting projects: João Luiz’s new large ensemble composition, and Steve Goss’s special Hands-On Workshop, Creative Collaboration: Making a Composition in 90 Minutes, plus activities with Nikita Koshin (famed composer of the Usher Waltz), Juan Carlos Laguna’s first New York appearance, and YouTube sensation and Mannes alum Yenne Lee, who’s Autumn Leaves video for GSI has 2.5 million hits!”
— Michael Newman & Laura Oltman, Artistic Directors