Opening Ceremony and Concert at 12 pm.
Join Benjamin Verdery, Artistic Director of the 92Y Guitar Institute and of the Yale School of Music, along with high school guitarists who have an interest in classical, jazz, blues, rock and funk for a day dedicated to the guitar.
Chris Bergson, Jafe and Kaila Paulino, Oscar Peñas, Chris North, Gene Pritsker and Ben Verdery.
Workshops will include:
Developing Your Own Voice through Composition – with Oscar Peñas
From Riff Raff to Guitar Opus: Expanding on a Riff, a Title and Cool Chords – with Chris North
Make Your Story into a Song: The duo will discuss song writing techniques & write one with you! – with Jafe & Kaila Paulino
Guitar Songs without Words: discuss ideas about writing instrumental guitar music – with Ben Verdery
Exploring the Guitar Styles of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman – with Chris Bergson
Composing with Improvisation – with Gene Pritsker
View the full schedule of events►
Lunch and snacks are served. To RSVP, Call 212.415.5580 or fill out the form below.
Open to New York City High School students currently enrolled in a guitar program or interested in learning more about the medium.
Note: If you are bringing an electric guitar you must bring your own amp... or something like that.
Art of the Guitar, Guitar Marathon and 92nd Street Y Guitar Institute are generously supported by The Leir Charitable Foundations in memory of Henry J. & Erna D. Leir; The Augustine Foundation; and The D'Addario Music Foundation.
If you have any questions, need assistance with your order or require special seating considerations, such as wheelchair accessible seating or hearing assistance, please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
Have a group?
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.
Get to the front of the line!
Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.