Welcome to the CCGS Watch/Listen page! This page includes media and links highlighting events in Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s programming. We hope you’ll take time to browse through.

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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.

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 performances last year included 2 at Severance Hall and a performance with Les Frères Méduses on the International Series.

WCLV 104.9 FM – Interview with Sharon Isbin:

“She was in Cleveland and stopped by the idea center to chat with WCLV Classical 104.9 host Angela Mitchell”

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

The Musical Pathway Fellowship

Learn about the fellowship at Cleveland Institute of Music that CCGS student Damian Goggans is a member of.