2019 GFA Convention & Competition

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Dates: June 17-22, 2019
Location: Frost School of Music at the University of Miami
 
The 2019 GFA International Convention and Competition brings together approximately 600 classical guitar masters and enthusiasts from all over the world, including some of the most elite performers of classical guitar. It’s co-hosted by Dr. Federico Musgrove Stetson and Rafael Padron, both professors at the Frost School of Music.
 
The six-day convention includes three concerts per day, a wide array of lectures, hands-on workshops, master classes and private lessons, a comprehensive vendor exposition and luthier showcase, Hall of Fame awards ceremony, and two guitar orchestras, open to all attendees. The GFA Convention is also home to three divisions of prestigious classical guitar competitions, including the International Concert Artist Competition, considered the most important in the world, awarding over $50,000 in total cash prizes, a recording contract, and a 60-city tour of the USA, Mexico, and Canada.
 
The 2019 GFA Convention will feature its new Guitar Summit youth camp, a six-day sleepaway camp for students ages 11-18. Guitar Summit students will have the opportunity to attend convention events while also participating in special workshops, performances and fun activities with convention artists and special guests.


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