alt guitar summit

Our next camp (virtual) is March 6/7

The Alternative Guitar Summit and Music Masters Collective have partnered to present the next installment of Alternative Guitar Summit Camp: Online! taking place March 6-7, 2021. 

Join us for two days full of masterclasses and live Q&A’s. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of improvising masters: Nels Cline, Mike Stern, Adam Levy, Ben Monder, Sheryl Bailey, Adam Rogers, Joel Harrison, and Special Guest Bill Frisell.

Can’t make it to the live sessions? You can access replays of all sessions for 30 days following the event!


The Alternative Guitar Summit, founded in 2010, is a yearly festival of daring, inventive players who emphasize new and unusual approaches to the guitar. The music we present celebrates the guitar’s enormous range, beyond style or genre.

The AGS seeks to commission new work, whether improvised, notated, or both, and is devoted to promoting new music through education and performance in the New York City metropolitan area and beyond. We specialize in creating opportunities for lesser known, non-commercial musicians.

Lifeforce Arts Inc., a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Joel Harrison in 2013, is the fiscal sponsor for the Alternative Guitar Summit.

View the website for Alternative Guitar Summit HERE.