James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition


presented by the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and hosted by the

Cleveland Institute of Music

2023 Entry Form

Applications to the fourth annual James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition will be accepted from January 1, 2023 through Midnight Eastern Time, February 15, 2023.

All 2023 Stroud Competition applicants must submit their completed application, $75.00 non-refundable entrance fee, and two Preliminary Round YouTube video links on this web page's Entry Form. Note: The Stroud Competition Entry Form will appear here on January 1, 2023. See the Stroud Competition Rules for complete applicant entry requirements.

We encourage all applicants to submit their completed Entry Form well before the entry deadline in case of any technical difficulty.

We will announce the 2023 Stroud Competition Semi-Finalists on this website's Announcements' page by March 1, 2023. The 2023 required set piece will be sent to qualified Semi-Finalists by March 15. 2023.


1st Place: $10,000.00
2nd Place:  $5,000.00
3rd Place:   $2,500.00
4th Place:   $1,250.00

Please direct all questions or support requests to: stroudcompetition@gmail.com.

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