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2020 Guitar Summit

Cancelled due to COVID-19 

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What is Guitar Summit?

Come experience all that is the GFA Convention through a unique immersive experience with other talented young guitarists, our excellent staff, and the amazing artists of the GFA. During Summit you will perform with the GFA Youth Guitar Orchestra on the evening concert of the Beijing Guitar Duo, learn in group classes with top international performers and pedagogues, and make lifelong friendships and memories during an experience unlike any other. Special presentations designed for the Summit students with 2020 GFA artists, amazing concerts with world class performers, technique and interpretation classes with our Summit faculty, daily studio class, the vendor expo, and a final Summit Recital.


When is Guitar Summit?

Guitar Summit will be held at the University of Indianapolis June 22-27, alongside the annual GFA Convention. Classical guitarists ages 11-18 are invited to apply.


How much does Guitar Summit cost?

Housing and meals included in total fee of $755. You must be a registered GFA member to participate. 


Contact or 877-570-1651 for more information and to become a member.


GFA Guitar Summit 2020 will be open to day-campers if space is available after accommodating all who register for the full week experience. Tuition for day-campers will be discounted by 30% at $525 for the week, which includes all concerts, instruction, special events, and meals. Day-camp students are expected to be dropped off promptly at 8 am and will eat all meals with the overnight Guitar Summit students. Day-campers must be picked up from *7:45 to 8pm for ages 11-14 or from 9:45 to 10pm ages 14 and up. 


*Earlier time is available for older students by arrangement.  

**Saturday pick up time is after the final concert


Can I also participate in the GFA International Youth Competition?

Yes! New this year, the GFA International Youth Competitions will take place prior to Guitar Summit and allow our aspiring young musicians to participate and attend both the IYC and Guitar Summit during GFA 2020. There is an additional cost to participate in the IYC. To dual register, you will need to fill out the IYC application, which includes an option to add the Summit in the second page of the formContact for more information regarding Guitar Summit.



What people say about Summit:

“I was as happy as them that they were making music together from this experience. Two most different improvisations after a one-hour session. I almost couldn’t believe it myself. They were great and it sounded beautiful.”

-Raphaella Smits


"We had the pleasure of working with the Guitar Summit group for their very first session together.  It was powerful and inspiring to see how they transformed from a gang of young talented individuals into a tremendous musical unit in a matter of days.   It was a thoroughly positive experience watching these students work and create together through the support of the staff, fellow clinicians and Chuck Hulihan, the conductor and head mentor.   It was the one of the most enjoyable and rewarding moments for me at GFA this year.  Thanks so much for the invite!"

-Randall Avers

Les Frères Méduses



A Note from the Director:

I want to invite you to the 2020 GFA Guitar Summit this June in Indianapolis. The GFA Guitar Summit is a camp experience for guitarists ages 11-18 happening during the renowned GFA Convention, the country’s premiere event for teachers, students, performing artists, and enthusiasts of the classical guitar. Going into it’s 4th year, the 2020 Summit takes place June 22-27 at the University of Indianapolis, where young musicians can perform, learn, and socialize with artists their own age as well as with world famous GFA artists appearing at the 2020 convention.

-Chuck Hulihan

Summit and Youth Guitar Orchestra Director



Notification of acceptance will be sent after the registration deadline



Perform with the GFA Youth Guitar Orchestra







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