2020 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Registration

  • Friday, July 12, 2019
  • 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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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 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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