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2017 GFA Convention & Competition Announced

Friday, October 30, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emma Markham
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2017 Guitar Foundation of America

International Convention & Competition

June 19-24, 2017

Sponsored by

California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

The Guitar Foundation of America is pleased to announce California State University Fullerton as the site for the 2017 GFA International Convention and Competition, to be held June 19-24, 2017 in Fullerton, CA. 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 2017 GFA International Convention and Competition will be co-hosted by CSU Fullerton guitar faculty Martha Masters and Andrew York.

The five-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 the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. 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.

Performances will take place in the beautiful Meng Concert Hall, which seats 800 people. CSU Fullerton is easily accessible, just 18 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), 35 miles from Ontario Airport (ONT), and 40 miles from Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

GFA will begin accepting concert proposals on October 30th, 2015. Find the Proposal Form HERE.

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, organizes Regional Symposia in cities across the country, promotes education and research in the field, and hosts an annual Convention and Competition each summer.

For complete details on the event visit the GFA website at

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