Virtual Guitar Orchestra (VGO), originally conceived as a response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, has evolved into a multifaceted initiative with a broader mission. As a pioneering force, VGO has successfully united over 5000 guitarists from more than 50 countries, including professionals, aspiring guitar students, and enthusiasts alike. Recognized by the Library of Congress as a culturally and socially significant event during the pandemic, VGO has grown into a global community dedicated to the artistry of classical guitar.
In the recent years VGO has grown into a leading advocate for guitar education in the US. The VGO team is actively involved in educational endeavors, from providing support and infrastructure for auditioning purposes to bringing acclaimed guitarists to schools across the United States. In addition to crafting state-of-the-art virtual guitar ensemble videos, VGO has consistently engaged in live recording sessions and film production. Recently, we launched our first documentary film “3 Strings of Inclusion” celebrating alternative guitar pedagogy for those with learning disabilities.
Over the past three years, VGO has forged meaningful collaborations with NAfME and MEA ensembles nationwide, offering invaluable support and guidance in navigating the challenges of the virtual setting. Thanks to the generous support of The Augustine Foundation, VGO is unwavering in its commitment to advancing guitar education in schools and communities across the United States.