James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition


presented by the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and hosted by the

Cleveland Institute of Music

2024 Entry Form

We will accept applications to the fifth annual James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition from Monday, January 1, 2024 through midnight PST, Saturday, February 17, 2024.

All 2024 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. Please read the Official 2024 Stroud Competition RULES for complete applicant entry requirements.

We encourage all applicants to submit their completed Entry Form, Two YouTube Video Links, and Entry Fee well before the entry deadline in case of any technical difficulty.

We will announce the 2024 Stroud Competition Semi-Finalists on this website's Announcements' page by Friday, March 1, 2024. We will send the 2024 required set piece to qualified Semi-Finalists by Friday, March 15, 2024.


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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