(Co-presented with Mount Royal University)

Coming 2022

GuitarFest West 2021 *CANCELLED*

We have unfortunately cancelled the 2021 edition of GuitarFest West. The Festival will return in August 2022, thanks for your continued support!


The MRU Conservatory and the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary are proud to present the 2021 edition of the GuitarFest West International Classical Guitar Competition and Youth Workshop in Calgary, Alberta!

For more details on this event, please head to the following website: GuitarFest West 2021

***In adherence to current Alberta Health Services and Mount Royal University Covid-19 protocols the competition and youth workshop 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+) 

70150 Monday - Saturday $100
GuitarFest West Workshops - Youth (Under 18) 70151 Monday - Saturday $150


Jeffrey McFadden (University of Toronto), Ralph Maier (Mount Royal University, University of Calgary), Illana Matos (University of Lethbridge), Marc Teicholz (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)


Program Director
Brett Gunther (Mount Royal University)


Emma Rush (Mohawk College)


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

2021 GFW Concerts

CANCELLED | See you in 2022!


All concerts by donation, suggested donation of $20