Classical Guitar Society of

Upstate New York



19th Annual Classical Guitar Festival

CGSUNY is pleased to announce that our 19th Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th at SUNY Oneonta. Our Headliner will be Laura Snowden. Stop back to this page for additional performers festival which will be announced at a later date. Thank you and we appreciate your support.

Laura Snowden Makes U.S. Debut at Long Island Guitar Festival

Member's recital information

Greetings CGSUNY Members! 

re: CGSUNY Fall Festival Member's Recital 9/28 - 29, 2019

      It's that time of year again! If you are interested in playing in the CGSUNY Member's Recital on Saturday Morning September 28th please email me a copy of your playlist including YOUR NAME, TITLE, COMPOSER, and COMPOSER'S DATES. Limit your selection to a maximum of 7 minutes. I will revise the 7-minute limit if more time opens up. If you will be playing in an ensemble please list all of the member's names. We are going to try and schedule any ensembles (duos, trios quartets etc) who sign up right after lunch). The deadline for program submissions is August 19th. I will get back with the final program draft shortly after this date for members to proof.

      Our CGSUNY President Paul Sweeny is going to send an email out for the Collegiate Recital and Master Class at a later date.

******We might be able to schedule one on one lessons with our headliner Laura Snowden. I  will check with Laura on her fee for this as well as her availability during the weekend. Let me know if you are interested and I will get back if this activity is going to occur. Please send a request along with your program information. Limited to a first come, first serve basis.

PLEASE put these exact words in the subject line of your return email:   
Member Recital

The festival schedule is going to look like this:

Saturday September 28, 2019
9:00  AM coffee and registration
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Member's Recital part 1
1200 -  1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 to 2: 30 PM Member's Recital part 2 (ensembles)
2:30 - 3:45 PM  Collegiate Recital
4:00 - 5:00 PM  Carol Rifenbark Recital - Featuring DOUG RUBIO Guitar /Flute DUO
5:00 - 7: 15 PM  DINNER
7:30 PM Featured Performer - LAURA SNOWDEN

Sunday September 29, 2019
10:00 AM   Master Class