A Welcome From The Director
Festival Participants & Music Enthusiasts,
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the sixth annual University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival and Rising Star Competition. This year's festival will take place on the URI Campus, at St. Augustine's Church, and at Pump House Music Works.
We have faced unprecedented challenges this past year fighting COVID-19. In face of obstacles, the URI Guitar Festival, in 2020, reached new heights in a virtual format and brought guitar lovers together from across the globe with the click of a button.
In 2021, we have made advances against COVID-19, however, we are still not out of the woods. In an effort to remain sensitive to all members of the community, we will offer hybrid programming for all events, including concerts, masterclasses, and lectures. We will, of course, offer our annual Rising Stars Virtual Guitar Competition.
We bring you the finest guitarists from around the world. We hope that all the events showcase the breadth of what is possible on the guitar, from the 8- string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, jazz guitar, flamenco guitar, voice and guitar, and so much more.
The apex of musical creativity is right here. Join us for yet another year of beauty, unity, collaboration, artistic exchange, and a plethora of music making.
See you around the bend!