pgs Guest artist series

Monthly.  All guitar styles.  All ages.  All levels.   


COVID-19 has affected all of us in both big and little ways. PGS hopes that everyone is healthy and safe during this difficult time. Unfortunately, our monthly meetings at the Tempe History Museum and all other in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We are saddened that circumstances have come to this and are eager to meet in-person again. 


However, we are pleased to announce that we will continue our guest artist series via Zoom! The PGS will host Zoom meetings at our usual gathering time of 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of every month. During these Zoom meetings we will premier video recordings submitted by our guest artist and attendees, have Q & A sessions, and provide an opportunity for live performances. To join these monthly Zoom meetings please submit a request to join to

All attendees are invited to submit videos for viewing at monthly Zoom meetings. If you would like to submit a video please send a request to

July's Guest Artist:

Max Greenwald is a Phoenix based guitarist holding a BM in Classical Guitar Performance from ASU and is currently a practicing Board Certified Music Therapist. Through performing a wide variety of styles Max has created a unique style that is easily accessible to all. Max has performed all across Arizona from Tucson to Flagstaff. These performances include both solo recitals and ensembles including the ASU Guitar Ensembles, the GCC Guitar Octet, and the Arizona Guitar Ensemble encompassing players from Tempe, Flagstaff, and Tucson. Max performed throughout Switzerland with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2016 performing, and premiering, works by European and American composers. Max represented the ASU guitar department in a university-wide convocation and received the Exceptional Talent Award for 4 semesters.. Max has had the opportunity to perform in master classes for incredible musicians such as: Johannes Möller, Paul O’Dette, Celso Machado, Gohar Vardanyan, and Frank Wallace. Max spent his immediate years after graduation performing across the US with his band Good Friends Great Enemies and working as a Music Therapist at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health.

About our monthly meetings:

The PGS Guest Artist Series at the Tempe History Museum is an informal, monthly, open-mic style gathering hosted by the Phoenix Guitar Society (PGS). We encourage guitar players of all ages, levels, and styles to gather and share music. Our new monthly meeting space will be hosted in the community room at the Tempe History Museum. A quiet, attentive audience and engaging discussion provide the perfect setting to perform and enjoy guitar music. Please consider joining us the second Sunday of every month between 1:30pm-3:30pm. We start with a performance from our monthly guest artist, and then the stage is opened to any guitarist from the community who wants to perform for a live audience. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you play! 

PGS has a great new stickers with our logo, but you must attend our guest artist series to get one. Show your support for PGS and put it on your guitar case, automobile or where ever you want to display it!
















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