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Annual Guitar Festival and Competition

Youths in the Strings Program - Latino Arts

The Latino Arts Strings Program invites classical guitarists under the age of 18 to participate in the Sixth Annual Guitar Festival. A panel of local and international classical guitarists will select one winner from each level: Intermediate and Advanced. Competition winners will perform with our guest artists during the evening concert.

Testimonials

"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

Competition Registration Information

Please check back in for details on the next year's festival on Saturday, February 9, 2019!