Senior Finals International Youth Competition

The Senior Finals for the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition.   International Youth Competition PRIZES Senior Division (Ages 15–18) 1st Prize: $2,000* 2nd Prize: $1,000* 3rd Prize: $750* 4th Prize: $500* Other prizes awarded to all...

Junior Finals International Youth Competition

The Junior Finals for the GFA International Youth Competition.   International Youth Competition PRIZES Junior Division (Ages 14 & Under) 1st Prize: $1,000* 2nd Prize: $750* 3rd Prize: $500* 4th Prize: $250* Other prizes awarded to all finalists will include:...

Lecture: Alan Hirsch and Thomas Kitka

In this lecture, Dr. Alan Hirsch and Thomas Kitka discuss Teaching the Fingerboard: “Beyond the Open Position”     Dr. Alan Hirsch has written a number of books and ensemble piece collections for Mel Bay Publications. Thomas Kitka has written a...

Youth Social

A chance for the youth attending and competing at this year’s Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition to socialize and network, in a mock Happy Hour setting.
Marcin Dylla & the Youth Guitar Orchestra

Marcin Dylla & the Youth Guitar Orchestra

Hailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs, and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the...