H I S T O R Y: Houston Classical Guitar Festival
We are excited to be hosted by St Philip Presbyterian Church! They are a kind host and we endeavor to make them proud of providing a venue for our education festival. We always have concerts, performed by our world renowned faculty artists and open to the public, the last 2 days of our festival, with an occasional concert earlier in the week.
HCGFest is a project of Gulf Coast Guitar Association, a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to classical guitar education and performances in the Houston, Texas area.
Our programs promote fine arts, provide an opportunity for lifelong learning and create a sense of community among classical guitar lovers. As part of our Outreach Program, we augment the guitar programs in Houston area schools and area colleges and provide concerts to retirement communities, to patients and staff in hospitals and to veterans and their families. We reach out to students through our scholarship program and augment our faculty with teaching assistants who are in college or graduate school to become guitar educators.
The Board of Directors consists of classical guitar educators and aficionados of the instrument and its repertoire. They are leaders in the Houston business and philanthropic community and are active as volunteers in many of Houston’s nonprofit organizations. Our directors have vast experience organizing and directing guitar festivals, including festivals previously conducted at the University of Houston and Episcopal High School. Our festival is more successful each year, and our current home, the campus of St. Philip Presbyterian Church, offers extensive facilities and room to expand our program more in the coming years.
Our reason for being
We have as a goal to accommodate all levels of players and provide a rounded education experience. We maintain that to this day. Our programs and pricing reflect our commitment to this goal.
Thank you for visiting!