History of the Fort Worth Guitar Guild

Born out of a need for meaningful developmental opportunities for local guitarists, the Fort Worth Guitar Guild was incorporated in 1998 as a Texas Non-Profit Organization. In the spring of 2001 it was granted federal non-profit status in the IRS code 501 (c) 3. Its legal name is Classic Guitar in Fort Worth, Inc..

The Fort Worth Guitar Guild’s main activity is the presentation of local and emerging talent at the Southwest Regional Library in a semi-annual series that is free to the public. This series has proved to be a versatile and valuable outlet that has accommodated the talents of international competition winners and promising elementary school students alike. It has also afforded a venue for special programming such as concerts dedicated to individual composers or specific historic and regional styles. Over the last 10 years the series has become an invaluable asset to the local classical guitar community.

Since its inception FWGG presented intermitent concerts of guitarists of outstanding accomplishment. These concerts were held at various locations in Fort Worth. In 2006 the board decided to concentrate these performances into a Summer festival at te Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Since then the Guitar Guild Music Festival has enjoyed much success and critical acclaim. During the festival the guest artist work with regional and local students in lecture, master class, and individual settings.