Welcome to the CCGS Watch/Listen page!

This page includes media and links highlighting events in the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s programming and educational initiatives. We hope you’ll take time to browse through the selections.

Please feel free to reach out to CCGS for more information:


Phone 216-905-9348

Classical Guitar with a Hip-Hop Twist

News 5 Cleveland paid a visit to the Lexington Bell Community Center in July 2019 to see the work CCGS is doing with the students. This project features a collaboration with local hip-hop artist Archie Green and CCGS teacher Andy Poxon. Archie and Andy have been fusing hip-hop and classical guitar in a class that gets kids engaged and excited!

Click the link below to watch the project in action:

CCGS appeared on CBS This Morning on March 15, 2019

CCGS student Damian Goggans and Erik Mann, Executive Director, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the CCGS Education Program. Watch the clip here:

Brighter Days

CCGS partnered with Center for Arts-­Inspired Learning to present summer ArtWorks, a program which high school students are paid to study their art form and develop career skills. One product of this program was a beautiful, uplifting composition called Brighter Days.

Katie Stubblefield

CCGS student Katie Stubblefield is the youngest face transplant recipient in the U.S. Her story, including an inspirational video about teen suicide, was released worldwide by National Geographic.

Note: the first link is very graphic, and also may require entering your email address to sign in.

WKSU 89.7 FM – CCGS Education Program feature

“A non-profit arts organization is turning inner-city Cleveland kids into classical guitarists. It’s a growing outreach program started by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, that began working in the schools about six years ago. This past spring, they got a Cleveland Foundation grant to expand to an after-school program in the Clark Fulton neighborhood.”

Click the link below to listen to the feature which aired on WKSU 89.7 FM:

Damian Goggan’s performance with Les Frères Méduses

Prior to joining CCGS’s program, Damian Goggans had never had the opportunity to formally study an instrument. Damian’s many concerts in recent years include this performance with Les Frères Méduses on the International Series in 2018:

WCLV 104.9 FM – Interview with Sharon Isbin

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin stopped by IdeaStream in February 2018 to chat with WCLV Classical 104.9 host Angela Mitchell. They were joined by local guitarist Colin Davin, a former student of Isbin.

Click the link below to listen to the feature which aired on WCLV 104.9 FM:

The Musical Pathway Fellowship

Two CCGS students have been accepted into the prestigious Musical Pathways Fellowship program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Learn more about the program here: