Welcome to MHCGS

The Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society was formed in February of 2010 by guitarists Russell Austin, Gregory Dinger, and David Temple, and luthier William Kramer-Harrison.
Our Mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of the classical guitar in our community and to share and enjoy the music of the classical guitar.
MHCGS meets about six times each year at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, New York.
We host performing artists, master classes, lectures, and theme programs in which guitarists from the Hudson Valley region are invited to perform.
MHCGS is also a social and professional network for guitarists and lovers of the guitar. We invite everyone to participate.
MHCGS is a not for profit organization (501c3) operating under fiscal sponsorship of Arts Mid-Hudson Inc. formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council.

Schedule of Events



Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society Presents:

The Guitar and Nature

Members of the society will perform woks that evoke the natural world we live in.

 Sunday September 17, 2017 @3pm
At Morton Memorial Library
Rhinecliff, NY
Admission: $10 at the door




Sheila Hamilton-Flute and Liam Wood -Guitar


Sunday November 12, 2017 @3pm
At Morton Memorial Library
Rhinecliff, NY
Admission: $10 at the door


Sheila Hamilton began her classical music training at age five and sprang into professional performing as a teenager.  She has concertized extensively in the Cleveland, Ohio, and the New York Hudson Valley regions, and appears on numerous CDs on the SYDA Foundation label, including Raga Taranga (SYDA 106385 0637). Ms. Hamilton was a student of the celebrated Julius Baker and Metropolitan Opera flutist Trudy Kane, both of the Julliard School. A double scholarship recipient (flute and piano), she holds both a B.A. and B. S. degrees from Eberhardt-Karls Universitaet in Germany and S.U.N.Y. She currently maintains a burgeoning music studio in New Paltz, where she teaches flute, piano and voice.  Ms. Hamilton also serves on the music faculty of Marist College, as lecturer and Assistant Director of Choral Activities, in Poughkeepsie, New York.