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Venue Change! 2:30pm MasterClass

The 2:30pm MasterClass with Manuel Barrueco is now in Clarke Recital Hall, and the Youth Competition has been moved to Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami Frost School of Music!

The Frost School of Music (FSOM) at the University of Miami has announced it will host the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America’s (GFA) International Convention and Competition from June 17 through June 22.

This annual event brings together approximately 600 classical guitar masters and enthusiasts from all over the world, including some of the most elite performers of classical guitar.

Dr. Stetson and Padron jointly stated:

“We are excited to host this years’ GFA International Convention at the Frost School of Music in Miami. We look forward to welcoming guitar enthusiasts from all over the world to experience our beautiful campus and facilities and the vibrant musical destination of the great city of Miami.”

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GFA Schedule

GFA Schedule

For your convenience, we have posted the 2019 Guitar Foundation of America schedule of events on this website's calendar. Please be aware that all times and locations are subject to change. We will do our very best to keep it completely updated and accurate, but no...

Winners of the 2019 FGF Classical Guitar Competition

Open Competition Dragos Ilie - 1st place Jesus Serrano Huitron - 2nd place Robby Brown - 3rd place Youth Competition Angela Hernandez - 1st place Chase Schaflen - 2nd place Patricia Hernandez - 3rd place Congratulations to our competitors, and Thank You to all who...

Semifinalists Announced for Competition 2019

Open Competition Semifinalists: Dragos Illie Christopher Mrofchak Laura Mazon Franqui Thomas Riamon Jesus Serrano Huitron Misael Barraza Díaz Juan José Alpizar Rodriguez Robby Brown Yuki Saito Adult Semifinals: 11:00am, Gusman Concert Hall Youth Competition Finalists:...

Important Announcement for the March 16 Concert

Important Announcement for the March 16 Concert

Meng Su will be replacing Pavel Steidl March 16, 2019. MENG SU - MARCH 16 For Immediate Release: We'll give you the bad news first: Pavel Steidl was scheduled to make his Miami debut with us this Saturday night at Clarke Recital Hall at UM's Frost School of Music......

Competition Registration Deadline Extended

Time is running out to register for the FGF International Classical Guitar Competition, March 16-17, 2019! For more information, competition rules, or to enter please visit the competition page. The entrance fee is $90, and there is a Youth Competition as...


Florida Guitar Foundation's 2021 Virtual Classical Guitar Competition

August 22 - September 11, 2021

The 5th edition of our international classical guitar competition is back in a fully virtual format. Click on the button to learn more.

Rafael Padrón (Cuba)

September 10, 2021

8:00 PM ET

Virtual Concert

Carlotta Dalia (Italy)

September 11, 2021

3:00 PM ET

Virtual Performance

Open Mic at the Coral Gables Museum

September 3, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 PM ET

Coral Gables Museum