PCGS NATIONAL COMPETITION 2019
The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition is part of the Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.
There are two separate divisions:
1. The Adult Division is a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists up to 30 years of age residing in the United States.
2. The High School Division is open to students in grades 9 ‐ 12 from PA, NJ & DE.
Applications and recordings are due
February 15, 2019 (11:59pm, EST)
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, April 13, 2019. Time & venue TBA, Free Admission
> The Final round will take place on the morning of Sunday, April 14, 2019 the 2019 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival at Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St. (free parking).
Winners will be announced later the same day
at the end of the closing concert of the festival.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org