History and Mission
A Note from the President
The Piedmont Classic Guitar Society (PCGS) is a community of students, teachers, and enthusiasts in the Winston-Salem – High Point – Greensboro region of North Carolina.
Created by a handful of folks in Winston-Salem, the PCGS took off in the late 1970s and was formally established as a nonprofit organization – 501(c)(3).
The founding vision of the PCGS initiated a broad support system for all things guitar in the region, including:
- Educational Opportunities and Events
- Innovative Curriculum and Publications
- Support for Private Studios
- Concert Production
To cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor, and develop understanding, taste, and love of the musical arts and especially to promote interest in the classic guitar and similar stringed instruments; to foster the study of the classic guitar in private studios and at the elementary, secondary, and college levels, and to encourage the development of innovative curricula in support of these ends; to promote the guitar as an ensemble instrument, to encourage composition, arrangements, and publication of ensemble music involving the guitar; and to support scholarly research into the guitar’s history and literature; all of the foregoing purposes being limited to non-profit, educational, cultural, scientific, and charitable ends.