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About Connecticut Guitar Guild

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The Connecticut Guitar Guild (CGG) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community group dedicated to promoting the appreciation and advancement of classical guitar music in our region. Our mission is to foster a vibrant and inclusive community of classical guitar enthusiasts, musicians, and learners, by providing opportunities for performance, education, and collaboration.

Our Objectives:

  • Cultivate a Passion for Classical Guitar: We strive to ignite a passion for classical guitar by organizing engaging performances, workshops, and educational events that inspire both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts to explore the rich world of classical guitar music.

  • Support Local Guitarists: CGG is committed to supporting local classical guitarists of all ages and skill levels by offering platforms for showcasing their talent, networking, and professional growth. We seek to create an encouraging environment where artists can develop and flourish.

  • Foster Collaboration and Connection: We believe in the power of collaboration and community. Through concerts, masterclasses, and ensemble activities, we bring together guitarists and music enthusiasts to share knowledge, experiences, and camaraderie, fostering a strong sense of belonging.

  • Promote Cultural Enrichment: As advocates for classical guitar music, we actively participate in community outreach programs to share the beauty of this art form with diverse audiences. We aim to enrich the cultural fabric of Central Connecticut by making classical guitar accessible and appreciated by all.

  • Preserve and Celebrate the Heritage of Classical Guitar: CGG endeavors to preserve and celebrate the rich history and heritage of classical guitar music. By hosting lectures, recitals, and seminars, we ensure that this timeless art form remains an integral part of our cultural legacy.

  • Embrace Innovation and Growth: As a forward-looking organization, CGG seeks to embrace technological advancements and new teaching methodologies that enhance the learning experience for guitar enthusiasts. We encourage the adoption of innovative approaches while staying true to the essence of classical guitar.

  • Ensure Accessibility: CGG is committed to making classical guitar music accessible to all members of the community, regardless of financial, geographical, or cultural barriers. We endeavor to provide opportunities for music education and performances in a diverse and inclusive environment.


By pursuing these objectives with dedication and enthusiasm, the Connecticut Guitar Guild aims to contribute positively to the local arts scene, foster a thriving classical guitar community, and leave a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our region.


CGG was created by John Cesar, Jaclyn Jones, Morgan Brown and Benjamin Tint in the winter of 2021.

To learn more about the members of CGG visit our members page.

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