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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...
Masterclass: Manuel Barrueco

Masterclass: Manuel Barrueco

Grammy Nominated Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry has been continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and a superior and elegant musician, possessing a seductive sound...

Lecture: Federico Sheppard

In this lecture, Federico “Frederick” Sheppard discusses the discovery and publication of the original Agustin Barrios Method for Guitar, and other original materials.     Luthier Federico Sheppard wears many hats other than building great...

Lecture: Michael Kudirka

In this lecture, Dr. Michael Kudirka discusses Historical Tunings and Temperaments on Guitar: An Introduction to their Realization with Modern Microtonal Fretboards.     Dr. Michael Kudirka received his BM and DMA from the University of Southern California...