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 March 13-15, 2020. The conference is organized by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.

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, how to drive attendance and interest in our organizations, and a workshop on strategic planning. There will be plenty of time to socialize.



Friday, March 13


Saturday,March 14


9 am -5 pm CONFERENCE

6-7 pm CONCERT MENG SU, BCGS Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, March 15


9 am -5 pm CONFERENCE

2018 Guitar Society Summit ORGANIZATIONS:
  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


  1. Tucson Guitar Society

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

Few photos from the
2018 Guitar Society Summit

Social hour first night.

Igor Liectman, Matt Hinsley, Junhong Kuang, Meng Su, Manuel Barrueco, Stephen Griesgraber, Asgerdur Sigurdardottir.

Dan Wiznitzer
Himmelrich PR

Blair Jackson, editor
Classical Guitar Magazine

Manuel Barrueco
BCGS Artistic Director

Junhong Kuang

Marcin Dylla

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

Irina Kulikova

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

BCGS Open Stage

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guitar Orchestras & Meng Su

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

BCGS Open Stage

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm