alt guitar summit

Summer Camp has been postponed until 8/23-27,2021

An online camp will happen 6/18-20 2020


Our 3 day online camp is coming up with instructors Julian Lage, Gilad Hekselman, Nir Felder, Scott Metzger, Tim Miller, and Joel Harrison. Please join us! Further announcements of 2021 coming shortly.


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.