About the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

Representing the finest in guitar performance from around the globe, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society serves as an educator, presenter, and promoter of the art of classical guitar in the greater Cleveland community.

The CCGS is committed to presenting thrilling and diverse concert experiences in Cleveland. The International Series has already established itself as one of the finest series in the country, with internationally renowned artists and a superior concert experience. The CCGS collaborates with many organizations in the Cleveland community including: Playhouse Square, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Heights Arts, BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Music Society, Les Délices, Music by Nature, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Cleveland Composers Guild.

Guitarists of all ages and abilities are encouraged through events such as Open Recitals, which provide an outlet to perform in front of a supportive community. In addition, master classes with visiting guest artists and other events are occasionally held to provide educational opportunities for budding guitarists.

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society provides outreach where it is needed most through its education program at schools in Cleveland and Akron by providing classical guitar ensemble classes during the school day and after school at no cost to the school or the students. The majority of the students are economically disadvantaged and minorities. There are now about 150 students in the program. The CCGS is proud to be providing educational opportunities to young people in need. The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is a member of the artist roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.