Become a Member & Order Tickets

As a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society, you receive ticket discounts on all MGS-sponsored events, a year's subscription to the Guitarist and the opportunity to place free classifieds in each issue.

You'll find the ticket and membership information and order form in this year's Season Brochure.

Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.

Community Concerts

Will return in 2019. Details TBD.


OpenStage is a structured but informal way for guitarists of any level to experience the joy of playing for each other. Go to the OpenStage page for more information.

All meeting are on second Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

September 9, 2018
October 14, 2018
November 11, 2018
December 9, 2018
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019
March 10, 2019
April 14, 2019
May 12, 2019

OpenStage meets at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. It's the same place but a new venue.

Consider joining the Classical Guitar Meetup to get together informally and play with other classical guitarists. All levels welcome. We meet at the Underground Music Cafe. Check the meetup site for the schedule.

Read the Latest Guitarist Newsletter


Past issues of Guitarist newsletter are available on the Newsletter page.

Check Out the Guitar Community Calendar

The community calendar has information on guitar events in our region. You can see or post events on the calendar

Two Sundin Hall Concerts in December!
Classical guitar on Friday the 7th.
Steel-string acoustic on Saturday the 8th.

GFA winner Tengyue Zhang

Sundin Hall, Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Edmar Castaneda

We are delight to present the 2017 first-place winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition, Tengyue Zhang of China.

Tengyue (TY) Zhang was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. At seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi, with whom he studied at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012, he was accepted into The Juilliard School undergraduate program, and during his six years of study there with Sharon Isbin, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2016, and his Master of Music in 2018.

TY has given recitals in Vienna, Serbia, China, and the United States. His performance for the 2017 New York Guitar Festival was broadcast on WQXR radio. The GFA prize sends him on a concert tour of over 50 cities in North America, including his recital debut in Carnegie Weill Hall, with additional dates in Europe, South America, and his native China. TY performs Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Allentown Symphony in 2018 and recital/concerto tours in Russia as the prize of the Frauchi Competition. With the goal of sharing his love of music through the guitar in every piece he plays, TY's concert repertoire is filled with diverse cross-genre music. His debut CD will be released on Naxos in June of 2018, and includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Brouwer, Assad, Tansman and Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

In addition to First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artist Competition in 2017, TY has received first prize in other top competitions in Austria, China, Russia, and the U.S., including the GFA International Youth Competition Senior Division, Austria's Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow.

When he's not playing the guitar, TY enjoys road cycling, surfing, and traveling. For more information, visit

Acoustic Guitarathon

Sundin Hall, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

This concert will feature steel-string virtuosos Christopher Becknell, Sam Breckenridge, Danny Fromm, Jerry Kosak, and Ben Woolman. Some are emerging artists, some have national reputations, all have recorded and have performed throughout the region and beyond. See our Nov/Dec newsletter for more information on each.

Get the MGS Fernandosaur T-Shirt


The Minnesota Guitar Society Fernandosaur t-shirt is a great gift for guitarists. Who wouldn't love a guitar playing dinosaur? You can order them directly from the MGS. Order here or pick one up at an MGS concert.


Buy Sundin Tickets Online

Tickets purchased online more than 10 days in advance will be mailed to the purchaser; all others will be held at the box office. All sales are final.

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2018-2019 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance


Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Saturday, October 20

Edmar Castaneda
Saturday, November 17

GFA winner Tengyue Zhang
Friday, December 7 (rescheduled from September 29)

Acoustic Guitarathon
Saturday, December 8

Karmen Stendler
Saturday, January 26

Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Guitar Duo
Saturday, February 23

Sabrina Vlaskalic
Saturday, March 23

Celil Refik Kaya
Saturday, April 27

Classical Guitarathon
Saturday, June 1

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