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2020/21 Season Graphic by Quinn Goddard

Classical Guitar Society of Calgary
2020/21 Season



We also hold social gatherings where local amateur and professional guitarists perform for each other. All are welcome to attend - meetings held on the third Friday of every month during the season.

Our Concerts


We bring some of the best classical guitarists from around the world to Calgary to perform and teach masterclasses. Past performers include Ana Vidovic, Xuefei Yang, Pavel Steidl, Denis Azabagic, and more.

We love music. We especially love music that's played on classical guitars. The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary was founded in 1974 to promote interest in and study of classical guitar. That is still our goal. 

Photo by Bill Quayle

Photo by Bill Quayle


September 23, 2020:

Our first concert of this COVID-era Season will feature the incredible Canadian duo of Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan on Saturday October 17th! This will be an online event presented by Prairie Debut, and more information can be found here.

September 7, 2020:

The first monthly meeting this Season will be a digital event on Zoom, taking place on Friday September 18th at 8:00 pm. You can click here to join the meeting, and the password is CGSC2020.

August 3, 2020:

We are pleased to announce that memberships for our 2020/21 Season are now available, and that this year they will be free of charge! Our Season will be rolled out in stages and announced via our newsletter, so keep your eyes open over the next month or two for some updates. Each event will be presented in a by-donation format. We appreciate your contributions to our Society, and if you feel like donating now you can do so by clicking here!

July 7, 2020:

The Classical Guitar Society of Calgary and Mount Royal University Conservatory are proud to announce the first-ever GuitarFest West Online Competition! Since we are not able to hold our annual festival in-person, this event will be hosted as a virtual competition. For more information, please feel free to visit our GuitarFest West page or the following link: GFW2020.

June 8, 2020:

Our 2020 AGM will be an online event on the Zoom platform. To access the meeting, click the following link: AGM2020. We have also added a new guitar for sale on our Community Listings page for those of you who may be in the market for a new axe.

June 5, 2020:

For all music educators out there, Dr. Ricardo Paz has written a brief history concerning guitar education in the United States. You can read his article at the following link: Guitar Study in the United States . Happy Friday!

April 17, 2020:

Thank you all for your support during our 2019/20 Season! We were sad to see it cut short by global events, but we hope that you are all staying safe during this time and that we will see you again when our next Season commences. For more information, please read our newsletter here.