The President's Advisory Council

I'm honored to have the following team of Advisors, true leaders and thoughtful advocates for the classical guitar in the United States! William Ash, President, SLCGS

Christopher Parkening - Honorary Chair, Legendary American Guitarist and Distinguished Professor of Music, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California "The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society has been instrumental in introducing and supporting the beauty of the guitar to St. Louis audiences for over 50 years. It is a privilege to serve as Honorary Council Chair, and they are fully deserving of our support."

Matthew Hinsley - Executive Director, Austin Classical Guitar Society "It's an honor to support the St. Louis Guitar Society. One has only to look at the faces of the diverse young people learning guitar in SLGS-supported classes to know the difference this organization is making in the community."

Richard Patterson - Director, The Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts, San Francisco "As one of the nation's leading guitar societies the SLCGS has provided a successful model of community outreach, musical education and artistic excellence in their presentations and programming. The SLCGS has created a winning combination."

Asgerdur Sigurdardottir - President, Baltimore Classical Guitar Society "With 50 years of experience, the SLCGS is a beacon of inspiration for other guitar societies in the United States. Always bringing to St. Louis the best the classical guitar has to offer world-wide, the SLCGS is an organization to be admired and emulated."

David Thomas - Record Producer, President ACM 360 Artists Management "SLCGS strong leadership and enduring vision for excellence has had an impact far beyond the greater St. Louis area. This worthy organization has helped to provide many others with a road map for serving your community through sustained musical and educational excellence to the benefit of us all."