(Co-presented with Mount Royal University)

August 2-7, 2020

GuitarFest West 2020

The MRU Conservatory and the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary are proud to present the first annual GuitarFest West International Classical Guitar Competition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the GuitarFest West Festival in Calgary, Alberta! 

***Due to restrictions regarding COVID-19 the competition will be entirely held online. Competitiors will submit pre-recorded YouTube videos over 3 rounds to be assessed and adjudicated by our faculty.  


Course CRN Day Fee
GuitarFest West - Adult (18+)  70186 Sunday - Saturday $100
GuitarFest West - Youth (Under 18) 70187 Sunday - Saturday $50


Jeffrey McFadden (University of Toronto), Ralph Maier (Mount Royal University, University of Calgary), Illana Matos (University of Lethbridge), Emma Rush (Mowhawk College)


Program Director
Brett Gunther (Mount Royal University)


Murray Visscher (Mount Royal University, Ambrose University)


To find out more about the inaugural GuitarFest West 2020 competition, please visit the following link: MRU GuitarFest West 2020


GuitarFest West Sponsors:

Classical Guitar Society of Calgary

Dominelli Guitars

Scott Classical Guitars

Morrish Guitars

KS Guitars

52 Instruments Co.

The Royal Conservatory of Music

2020 GFW Concerts

TBA | Azuline Duo

Online event featuring adjudicator Emma Rush and duo partner Sara Traficante (flute)


All concerts by donation, suggested donation of $20