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Can you attend the Convention without registering?

No, you can only attend individual concerts without being a registered attendee.

What is included in registration?

All events including workshops, Vendor Expo, concerts, master classes and more. The only additional costs are Private Lesson packages and Master Classes (see below).

Are the concert tickets included in the passes, or do they cost additional?

Concert tickets are included in the pass. If you have a Convention pass all concerts on the day(s) of your pass are included.

Can you purchase tickets for concerts without registering for a pass?

Yes, you can purchase tickets shortly before each concert at the box office.

Can you shop at the Vendor Expo without registering?


Are ensembles and competitions open to the public? 

The semi final and final rounds of the International Concert Artist Competition and the final rounds of the International Youth Competition are open to the public with a Convention pass or concert ticket.

What is included in a Private Lessons package?

3 half hour lessons with 2 different teachers. You will rank your preference for teachers when you register and teachers will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. A Private Lessons package is $120.

How do I participate in a Master Class?

You can register for a Master Class here ( There is a $75 Master Class fee, refunded if you are not selected to participate. IYC and ICAC competitors do not need to pay for a Master Class spot and ICAC competitions do not need to audition. See details at the link above.

What are my housing options?

On-campus dorm style apartments are available as well as local hotels. Find more information here,, and here,

How do I reserve housing?

Visit the links above for details.

Do you offer meal plans for single days?

The meal plan can only be purchased through GFA for a six-day period, which includes 3 meals per day. However, individual meals can be purchased directly from the cafeteria, depending on availability.

Can my convention pass be refunded?

Competition passes can be refunded until May 1, less a $75 administrative fee. Competition cancellations after May 1 can not be refunded. Regular pass can be refunded until June 1, less a $75 administrative fee. Regular cancellations after June 1 can not be refunded.

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