(Co-presented with Mount Royal University)

Aug 1-5, 2022

GuitarFest West 2022

One of our favorite events is back in 2022! Most of the information can be found below, but for more details and registration please visit: GuitarFest West 2022


A week of guitar immersion guaranteed to excite and inspire!

For emerging classical guitar performers and guitar students ages 13+.

The program focuses on developing solo performance skills through private lessons and masterclasses, while enhancing musicianship through large ensemble rehearsals. Technique classes and rehearsals run for three hours each morning, and afternoons and evenings are filled with faculty recitals and lectures, student performance workshops and masterclasses. Students receive three private lessons or masterclasses with one or more faculty members and the week caps off with a student recital featuring solo and ensemble performances.

Feature Activities

  • Guitar ensemble rehearsals and performance
  • Technique classes
  • Faculty recitals and lectures
  • Performance workshop
  • Masterclasses with our excellent international faculty
  • Private instruction
  • Luthier's Fair
  • Faculty concerts
  • Student recital


Instructors(subject to change)







GuitarFest West (Early Bird Rate - Available Until Jun. 30, 2022


Aug. 1 - 5, 2022

Monday - Friday


GuitarFest West Workshops (Rate After Jun. 30th, 2022)


Aug. 1 - 5, 2022

Monday - Friday



Program Director
Brett Gunther (Mount Royal University)


Emma Rush


GuitarFest West Sponsors:

Classical Guitar Society of Calgary

Dominelli Guitars

Morrish Guitars

KS Guitars

Len Letourneau

2022 GFW Concerts

Live from the TransAlta Pavilion, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Mount Royal University


August 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm | Emma Rush & Steve Cowan

August 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm | Tim Beattie & Iliana Matos

August 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm | Ralph Maier with special guest vocalist Julie Harris

August 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm | Student Recital (free)


All concerts by donation, suggested donation of $20