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Thanks to all those who help make this series possible in part, including: All of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reno, NV, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival, Reno,, Palo Alto,

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CGWest 2018/2019
Board of Directors
Larry Aynesmith
David Forristall
Tony T.

2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival
& Competition
Artown Classical Guitar Concerts

July 7, 3:00pm St. John's Presbyterian, 1070 W. Plumb Ln., Reno
July 17-18, Good Shepherd Lutheran, 357 Clay St., Reno
July 19 Donner/Tahoe tba
See Competition Registration info and Schedule below
Featured Artist: Matt Palmer


2019 Sierra Nevada Adult Classical Guitar Competition
Rules & Registration:

2019 Sierra Nevada Youth Classical Guitar Competition
Rules & Regstration:

Coming soon: Online Registration for Workshop and Masterclass with Guest Artist Matt Palmer

2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Tentative Schedule

Sunday, July 7, 3:00pm, St. John's Presbyterian, Concert tba

Wednesday July 17
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Reno, NV
1:00pm- 3:00pm - Youth Competition, One Round
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Adult Competition 1st Round
7:00pm - Concert, Guest Artist tba
Pre-Concert Youth Competition Awards Presentation
Intermission Announcement of Adult Competition Finalists

Thursday July 18
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Reno, NV
12:00pm - Noontime Concert, Larry Aynesmith
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Workshop with Luthier Michael Thames
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Adult Competition Finals
Pre-Concert Youth Competition Awards Presentation
7:00pm - Featured Artown Concert - Matt Palmer
Pre-Concert 2019 SF Bay to Sierra Nevada Mountains Award Presentation
Intermission - Adult Competition Awards Presentation

Friday, July 19
Donner Lake area or Incline Village, tba
9:00am - 11am - Masterclass with Matt Palmer
11:00am - 1:00pm - Lunch and Sightseeing
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Workshop with Matt Palmer
3:00pm - 5:00pm tba

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November 24, 2018, San Mateo, California
Thanks to 2018 SF Bay Guitar Festival Guest Artist Christopher Mann and all the great adult and youth competitors who attended our festival.
For more photos click here.

2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar Adult Competition

1. Steven Lerman
2. Eddie Martinez
3. Sung Min Lee
4. Baptiste Domis

Youth Division I
1. Eric Wang
2. Darren Wu
3. Arushi Saxena
4. Calvin Junsay
Honorable Mention, Augustus Butterworth

Youth Division II
1. Calvin Junsay
2. Hilbert Chen
3. Ethan Lin
4. Devan Gandhi

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival -
Larry Aynesmith, Artistic Director -

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(c) 2018 Classical Gala West
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451