University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition – May 26-30, 2011

University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition – May 26-30, 2011

The Louisville CLassical Guitar Society & the University of Louisville is presenting a guitar festival and international competition, May 26th through 30th, 2011 at the School of Music in Louisville Kentucky.  See the above link for more details.

  • Solo Artist Competition (free choice repertoire all rounds, open to all ages)
  • Youth Competition: Division I (14 years and under) / Division II (15-17 years old)
  • Youth Ensemble Showcase
  • Youth Guitar Orchestra
  • Concerts (10 concerts featuring Denis Azabagic, Stephen Robinson, Huston/Todd Guitar Duo, Dieter Hennings, You Wang, Stephen Mattingly, Matthew Cochran, and more)
  • Lectures, Masterclasses, and Workshops (topics include: career counseling, entrepreneurship, Suzuki guitar method, and a faculty round-table discussion)
Featured Guest Artists:
  • Denis Azabagic
  • Stephen Robinson
  • Matthew Cochran
  • Duane Corn
  • Christopher Davis
  • Dennis Davis
  • Dieter Hennings
  • Huston / Todd Guitar Duo
  • Kathy Karr
  • Stephen Mattingly
  • You Wang

Registration Fees:

General Festival Fee: $150.  (No additional fee is required for the solo artist competition.)

Youth Weekend Fee: $75. (No additional fee is required for the youth competition.)

Concert Tickets: $50 concert series package / $20 general / $10 students and seniors

General and Youth Weekend registrations cover entry to all concerts and events, including entry into masterclasses and the competitions.

On-campus Housing Fees (optional):

Single, $29/night – Double, $25/night

*Hotels nearby include Days Inn and Quality Inn.

More info coming soon!
Stephen Mattingly, Festival and Competition Director

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2 Responses

  1. Em says:

    I wonder if there are still openings in the solo artist competition section. I have a brother who is a classical guitarist and lives in Italy who would be interested.

    Please let me know. Thanks!

    Best Regards,
    em niazmand

    • Hello,

      Yes, there are still openings available in the solo artist competition. Registration and info is available at Or, your brother can get in touch with me directly at the email address above.

      Anyone interested in this festival can find more info at the LGS website posted above or can reach me by email. The Festival and Competitions (Youth and Solo Artist) are open to everyone.


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