2020 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Registration

  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • 11:59 PM
  • Philadelphia, PA


  • A national competition open to advancing classical guitarists residing in the USA.
  • Open to students age 18 and under

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Upon registration completion please email/mail recordings to:



Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
2038 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Complete this registration to compete in the


The 2020 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition is part of the 2020 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

There are two separate divisions:

The Adult Division is a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists who must be 18 years of age by April 1st, 2020 and residing in the United States.

2. The Junior Division is a national competition open to students age 18 and under residing in the United States.

Applications and recordings are due 

February 15, 2020 (11:59pm, EDT)

There are three rounds:

> The Preliminary round – The jury will review unmarked/anonymous recordings and select up to 12 advancing competitors from each division.  Entrants will be notified if they have advanced to the semifinal round no later than March 3, 2019.

> The Semifinal round - will take place in front of a live audience in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Times TBA | Venue: Mandell Theater at Drexel University

> The Final round will take place on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the 2020 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival at  Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St. (free parking). 


  • The Guitar Society reserves the right to cancel any competition division and return student entries and fees if insufficient entries are received.
  • Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm(EST) on Feburary 15, 2020. Entries received after 11:59pm EST will not be accepted.
  • The same repertoire must be performed in the Preliminary, Semifinal, and Final Rounds.
  • Editing of recorded entries is not permitted and will be sufficient reason for disqualification.
  • Prior first prize winners may not participate in the same division.

Questions can be directed to competition@phillyguitar.com

Winners will be announced later the same day 
after the festival closing concert.


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Address: 2038 Sansom street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: +1 (215) 567 2972
Email: info@phillyguitar.com 

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