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2020 Convention Live Stream Schedule


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Streaming Block Times 

* Next day

  Block 1  Block 2  Block 3
 Los Angeles  10am  3pm  6pm
 New York  1pm 6pm  9pm 
 Paris  7pm 12am*  3am*
 Beijing  1am* 6am*  9am*

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All times are listed in PDT (Pacific time USA). 

    Research Track* 
Education Track*
Guitar Societies Track*  


June 21 


June 22


June 23


June 24


June 25


June 26


June 27

Block 1 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1 Block 1

Opening remarks and messages from GFA Staff 

Interview: Johan Smith

Performance: Johan Smith2

Masterclass: Eduardo Fernandez1   

Interview: Eliot Fisk

Interview: Eduardo Fernandez

Mystery Performer

10:00am: Technique Workshop and Q&A: Meng Su                               

10:45am: Performance: Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo

11:45am: Lecture and Q&A: Candice Mowbray

12:45pm: Masterclass: Aniello Desiderio

1:15pm Performance: Luigi Attademo

 Mystery Performer

10:00am: Technique Workshop and Q&A : Luigi Attademo

11:00am: Racial Disparity and Inequity  in Classical Guitar:

A Conversation with Thomas Flippin, Christopher Mallett, Judicaël Perroy, and Ciyadh Wells

12:00pm: Masterclass: Giampaolo Bandini    

12:45pm: Lecture and Q&A: Jamie Monck                

1:45pm: Performance: Michael Partington2

Mystery Performer

10:00am: Technique Workshop and Q&A : Michael Partington

10:45am: Lecture and Q&A: Katalin Koltai*

11:45am: Lecture and Q&A:Jonathan Leathwood, Stanley Yates, and Stephen Goss*

1:30pm: Performance: Canadian Guitar Quartet

Mystery Performer 

10:00am: Virtual Town Hall - Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, & Inclusion

11:00am: Lecture and Q&A: Ruth LeMay

11:45am: Lecture: Scott Sheehan, NAfME President

12:15pm: Education Resources Roundtable*

Royal Conservatory of Music

- Lead Guitar


12:45pm: Virtual Guitar Orchestra Showcase                     

1:45pm: Masterclass: Giampaolo Bandini      

Mystery Performer

10:00am: Virtual Vendor Expo              

11:00am: International Ensemble Competition Showcase               

12:00pm: Masterclass: Aniello Desiderio

1:00pm: Lecture and Q&A: Jennifer Trowbridge   

Mystery Performer

10:00am: Sabrina Vlaskalic Tribute

10:30am: Technique Workshop and Q&A Goran Krivokapic

11:00am: IYC Junior Finals  

12:00pm: IYC Senior Finals

1:00pm: KALEIDOKITHARA and Performance: Beijing Guitar Duo**

1:30pm : IYC Winner Announcements

ICAC Semi Finalist Announcements

Closing Remarks from GFA Staff

Mystery Performer

  Block 2 Block 2  Block 2 Block 2 Block 2  

3:00pm: Lecture and Q&A: Ciyadh Wells              

4:00pm: Lecture and Q&A: Michael McCallie

5:00pm Lecture and Q&A: Jim McCutcheon      

Mystery Performer

3:00pm Lecture and Q&A: Mariano Aguirre

4:00pm Lecture and Q&A: Mariette Stephenson    

5:00pm Lecture and Q&A: Johnathan Godfrey      

Mystery Performer

3:00pm: Performances: Goran Krivokapic, Pablo Garibay 

3:45pm: Masterclass: Eduardo Fernandez1

4:30pm: Lecture and Q&A: Anthony LaLena*

Mystery Performer

3:00pm: Performance: Minneapolis Guitar QuartetDuo Noire

3:45pm: Lecture and Q&A: Mark Johnstone*

4:45pm: Lecture and Q&A: Steve Eckels*

Mystery Performer


3:00pm:Video Premiere of Beyond Ferguson by Thomas Flippin

3:10pm Interview:  Johan Smith

3:30pm Guitar Societies: Passion, Connection, and Community*

- Matt Hinsley

- Adam Levin & Matt Rohde

- Erik Mann

- Simon Powis

Mystery Performer

  Block 3 Block 3 Block 3 Block 3 Block 3  
  ICAC Prelims    ICAC Prelims  ICAC Prelims  ICAC Prelims
ICAC Prelims



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