Guitar Society Summit

The Guitar Society Summit–a conference of guitar societies and guitar presenting organizations in North America–will take place in Baltimore, MD, the weekend of September 28-30, 2018. The conference is organized by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society and takes place at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

There will be workshops and lectures about issues facing guitar presenting organizations, such as organizational management, board development, fundraising, publicity, social media and digital platforms, and how to drive attendance and interest in our organizations. There will be plenty of time to socialize.


Friday, September 28

6 pm  SOCIAL HOUR in Hotel Indigo (Hotel Happy Hour: 4-7 pm)

Saturday, September 29

9 am -5 pm CONFERENCE


8 pm RECEPTION in Hotel Indigo, courtesy of Tonebase and Augustine Strings

Sunday, September 30

9 am -3 pm CONFERENCE


Maestro Manuel Barrueco

Dr. Matt Hinsley, executive director of Austin Classical Guitar

Blair Jackson, editor of Classical Guitar Magazine

Dan Wiznitzer, account executive of Himmelrich PR

  1. Austin Classical Guitar
  2. Baltimore Classical Guitar Society
  3. Boston Classical Guitar Society
  4. Classical Guitar Foundation
  5. Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
  6. Columbus Guitar Society
  7. Florida Guitar Foundation
  8. Great Lakes Guitar Society
  9. Knoxville Guitar Society
  10. Marlow Guitar International
  11. Milwaukee Classical Guitar Society
  12. Minnesota Guitar Society
  13. New Jersey Classical Guitar Society
  14. New York City Classical Guitar Society
  15. New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes
  16. Orange County Guitar Circle
  17. Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
  18. Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society
  19. San Diego Guitar Festival
  20. St. Louis Classical Guitar
  21. Tidewater Classical Guitar
  22. Toronto Classical Guitar Society
  23. U.S. Classic Guitar
  24. Vancouver Classical Guitar Society
  25. Victoria Guitar Society
  26. Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society
  27. Wilmington Classical Guitar Society
  28. and Augustine Strings
  29. and Classical Guitar Magazine
  30. and Tonebase

This conference is made possible by a grant from Augustine, and the location is provided by the Peabody Conservatory. Thank you.

BCGS Open Stage

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sharon Isbin

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BCGS Open Stage

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marcin Dylla

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Irina Kulikova

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm