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GFA 2020 at University of Indianapolis

Friday, July 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connie Sheu
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2020 Guitar Foundation of America

International Convention & Competition

June 22-27, 2020

Hosted by

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

The Guitar Foundation of America will hold the 2020 GFA International Convention and Competition from June 22-27, 2020 at the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. 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. The 2020 GFA Convention and Competition will be hosted by University of Indianapolis Associate Adjunct Professor of Guitar Nemanja Ostojić.

The six-day convention includes three concerts per day, a wide array of lectures, hands-on workshops, masterclasses 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. The winner of the GFA International Concert Artist Competition is awarded an extensive international tour, along with a cash prize, recording contract, and publishing contract. The International Youth Competition (IYC) has both senior and junior divisions that offer young players the opportunity to perform for an elite panel of judges as well as the large GFA audience. Winners of the IYC receive cash awards and generous prizes from our sponsors.

GFA is pleased to continue holding our newer convention events, the International Ensemble Competition (IEC), Guitar Summit, and the Spotlight Recital. The IEC presents distinguished guitar ensembles from around the world to the GFA audience. IEC will consist of a pre-professional division and a youth divisions. The winners of each of the competition’s divisions will perform a concert on the final day of the GFA Convention. Guitar Summit is an annual youth camp for serious guitar students ages 11-18. GFA is proud to offer this six-day, five-night sleep-away guitar camp for aspiring young musicians. The camp will consist of small ensembles, special guest workshops, and repertoire classes with feedback and instruction from world-class staff and convention artists. Finally, the Spotlight Recital gives non-competitor festival attendees the opportunity to perform in an open concert on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a great opportunity for guitarists of all ages and skill levels to come together and support one another in the sharing of their craft.

The Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the world’s leading classical guitar organization, promoting excellence in performance, literature, research, and education of the classical guitar. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, Soundboard, along with its peer-reviewed counterpart, Soundboard Scholar, and Prodigies, a children’s magazine. The GFA also organizes Regional Symposia in cities across the country, promotes education and research in the field, and hosts an annual Convention and Competition each summer.

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