We have monthly open mic nights which are open and free to the public. Any local guitarist of any age or skill level can perform in our low-pressure, supportive concert nights. Families, friends, and curious passers by make up our audiences! Not only are our open mics a great night out, they are the perfect platform for local professionals, amateurs, and students to sharpen their performance skills in front of an appreciative audience.
Members at every contribution level are eligible to join our Community Ensemble and/or perform in our Member Recitals twice a year. Member recitals take place in a professional setting and are free and open to the public.
Our Community Ensemble also performs locally free of charge for other organizations and events. Members are encouraged to perform for organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, etc.
All of our international artist concerts are now preceeded by local middle and high school student groups. Guitar ensembles from schools in the area now get a chance to be the “opening act” for some of the best players in the world! Not only do they get to present their hard work to the community, but they also receive free admission to the concert and the opportunity to perform in a professional cultural setting.
Additionally, our international artists are now interviewed by young journalists in training from local schools!
If you are interested in getting your music or journalism program involved in one of our concerts, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Dan Shearouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to public masterclasses usually given by our international artists, the FGF also now sponsor a series of technique workshops open to the public. These are given via video conference and in person presentations at the University of Miami and local schools.
Telecommunication Workshops are sponsored by the D’Addario Foundation