The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society is proud to announce the 2013 Philadelphia Classical
Guitar Competition, which will take place at the 2013 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival in April 2013. In
addition to the competition, the 2013 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival will feature a recital by William
Kanengiser, performances by local artists and ensembles, workshops and masterclasses, student recitals and
1. The Adult Division is now a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists
up to 30 years of age residing in the United States and features a $1000 Peter Segal prize and an
invitation to perform at the 2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival for the first place winner.
2. The High School Division is open to students in grades 9 ‐ 12 residing in PA, NJ & DE.
The competition will divided into three rounds. Participants must submit their completed competition
application, application fee and recorded repertoire for the Preliminary Round by February 15, 2013.
The Semifinal Round will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 13 at 1pm. Advancing finalists
will be announced during intermission of the William Kanengiser recital later on Saturday evening.
The Final Round will take place on Sunday, April 14 and winners will be announced later the same day,
at the end of the Philadelphia Guitar Festival.
Required repertoire, application forms and instructions are available online at:
Applications and recordings are DUE February 15, 2013.
Contact: Ross Mann and Brian Pearson, competition co-directors
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
2038 Sansom St