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Annual Guitar Festival and Competition

Youths in the Strings Program - Latino Arts

EIGHTH annual Guitar festival and youth COMPETITION and Concert (VIRTUAL)

Sign up for the Youth Competition and Master Classes today!

The Latino Arts Strings Program is delighted to invite classical guitarists of all ages and enthusiasts of classical guitar music to the 8th Annual Latino Arts Strings Program (LASP) Guitar Festival and Youth Competition.

We are excited to inform you that the LASP 8th Annual Guitar Festival and Youth Competition will take place VIRTUALLY this year! This will give us the opportunity to find reach even more young guitarists worldwide!

 The festival will be divided into three Saturdays:

  • Competition Video Submission Deadline: 2/13/2021
  • Master Classes and Workshops: 2/20/2021
  • Virtual Concert Performance: 2/27/2021

2021 Featured performers include:
  • Alfonso Moreno
  • Ivan Resendiz
  • Daniela Rossi

Competition Registration Information

- Download the 2021 Competition Letter

- Download the 2021 Competition Guidelines and Judging Procedures



"We have really felt welcomed and enjoyed participating in the guitar festival for the past two years. It has also been a privilege to experience what you are doing for your community and the arts. Your love and dedication to both are evident. It was easy to see an atmosphere of mentoring, teaching, support, and caring by all the staff we encountered. It is not hard for us to imagine the impact on the community at large."

- Family of previous festival participant

"The Latino Arts Strings Program mission is at the core of what any community needs to build a strong foundation. Children are the future and we must provide the opportunities for them to grow and experience life in a way that was not perhaps possible with any of us. The LASP Guitar Festival brings joy and pride to them and the city of Milwaukee!"

- Rene Izquierdo, Classical Guitar Professor, Area Head, Guitar, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee