• Laura Oltman and Michael Newman, Founding Artistic Directors
    Mariano Aguirre, Administrative Coordinator and Festival Director

    Every July, Mannes College hosts the internationally-recognized New York Guitar Seminar. This week of intensive technical and musical training in New York City is open to guitarists and music lovers of all ages and levels of skill. The faculty is composed of a dozen of the world’s top guitarists. There is an array of activities, with over 50 hours of programmed events. In addition to five faculty concerts, 100 master class lessons, and daily ensemble coaching by a dozen of the world’s greatest guitarists, the seminar provides multiple solo and ensemble performance opportunities for all participants as well as lectures and innovative workshops. All sessions are open to the public.

    Learn more at www.mannesguitar.com

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