Annual Guitar Festival

Large guitar festival masterclass

LMU Music Guitar Festival 2024

Date: March 15-16, 2024
Location: Loyola Marymount University

We are excited to welcome guitar fans from around Southern California back to Murphy Recital Hall for one of the most exciting guitar events in Los Angeles!  Come for the whole day, or pick and choose events that work for your schedule.  


March 15
5:00 pm: Roaring Loud GuitarFest (LMU Drollinger Stage) - Free!

March 16
9:00 am: Check in, ensemble warm up (Murphy Recital Hall, all day)
10:00 am: Adjudicated Ensemble Showcase ($10)
12:00 pm: Lunch for all registered participants
12:30 pm: Ensemble Coaching and Alumni-led jam sessions
1:30 pm: Martha Masters, Performance ($25/$15)
2:30 pm: Technique Workshop
4:00 pm: Trio Dinicu Performance ($25/$15)


All ticket sales are exclusively online (no onsite box office).

See below for more details!


guitar workshop in concert hall
All Access Pass
For the true guitar enthusiast! Purchasing the all access pass for the full festival will gain you entrance to all festival events, concert performances, workshop participation, jam sessions, technique session, plus lunch.
$65 General Admission/$45 Students
Roaring Loud GuitarFest
We’re kicking off this year’s festival with an outdoor concert featuring LMU student musicians, with live sound produced by LMU students from the Recording Arts Department. The music ranges from jazz to singer/songwriter to punk, and the common thread is that all groups feature the guitar! Join us at the outdoor stage at the crossroads on Alumni Mall on Friday, March 15 from 5-6:30pm for a high energy start to the 2024 LMU Guitar Festival.
March 15 | 5:00pm | Free!
Student playing guitar on stage
Adjudicated Ensemble Showcase
Ensembles from middle schools, high schools and community colleges will perform for the audience and for a panel of respected adjudicators. Come to see the talent of the future!
March 16 | 10:00am | $10
Martha Masters
Martha Masters achieved international recognition in 2000 when she won first prize in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition and the Segovia International Competition in Spain. Masters studied at Peabody Conservatory and USC, and is President of the Guitar Foundation of America. She has released seven recordings, and published three books with Mel Bay Publications and Alfred Music.
March 16 | 1:30pm | $25 GA, $15 Student
Hailed as “dazzling” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Trio Dinicu combines the forces of three highly distinguished musicians. Luanne Homzy a world-renowned concert violinist; Tommy Davy, a virtuoso guitarist of the young generation of Franco-Russian guitar; and Frank Anastasio, a legendary gypsy jazz bassist, vocalist, and guitarist. Highly regarded for their creativity, Trio Dinicu blends acrobatic technique with the improvisatory language of jazz and the richness of Eastern European folk, including Romanian violin, Russian balalaika, and French "Jazz Hot".
March 16 | 4:00pm | $25 GA/$15 Students


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