presents the twenty-first annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
and the second annual
James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition

Support your love of classical guitar.

The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival is a  non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

[Among] two of the most important annual American classical guitar events (Classical Guitar Magazine)

Now in its 21st season the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival's acclaimed concerts, master classes, lectures, workshops, and exhibits depend on much more than concert ticket income. Ticket sales cover less than one third of the annual cost of bringing the world's finest classical guitarists, lutenists, supporting artists, and lecturers to Northeast Ohio to perform and teach. In order to continue offering these unique musical events, we require your financial support:

The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us sustain artistic excellence and affordable ticket prices, and offer musical events which inspire and educate students and adults of all ages and backgrounds.

There are two ways you can donate:

1. Click the “Donate” button in the upper right corner of this page and pay by credit card.
2. Mail your check with a filled out PDF donation form to the:

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival
22625 Westchester Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 USA

If you have a question about donating to the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, please give us a call or e-mail us at::


Donation categories:

Friend: $25 - $99
Fan: $100 - $249
Aficionado: $250 - $499
Patron: $500 - $999
Benefactor: $1,000- $4,999
Sponsor: $5,000 and higher

Many thanks tor considering making a tax deductible donation to our Festival, and to our acclaimed participating artists and loyal attendees who have traveled here from both near and far over the years, twenty-two countries and thirty states at last count. Your enthusiasm, support, and diversity have contributed greatly to making this Festival the artistic jewel that it is acknowledged widely to be.

Armin Kelly, Founder and Artistic Director
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival
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