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IV International Ensemble Competition

University of Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN, USA

June 24-26, 2020



The GFA International Ensemble Competition (IEC) is a two-round, single division competition that attracts professional, classical guitar duos, trios, and quartets. The competition has no age restrictions.  The GFA International Ensemble Competition will take place during the GFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN at the University of Indianapolis. The convention will run from June 22-27, 2020 and the competition will take place on Wednesday, June 24 and Friday, June 26.


For more information and registration, Click HERE.


*IYC and ICAC competitors are allowed to also compete in IEC.  If you will participate in more than one competition, first register for one of the two competitions through the appropriate online registration form. Next, contact Ebaa Khamas, Operations Administrator, at or 877-570-1651 requesting directions to register for the second competition. An additional registration fee of $100 will be applied for participation in the second competition.



1st Prize: $5000* and a GFA Sponsored North American Tour of 3-10 Concerts **

2nd Prize: $2500*

3rd Prize $1250*

String prizes from Augustine, D'Addario, and Savarez.

*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.


**All travel and  lodging expenses paid but ensembles will not receive income from concerts. 



Competitors Orientation Meeting:


The competitors meeting will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 24th in location TBD. Attendance is mandatory for all ensemble members.  Rehearsal spaces will be assigned for the day of the competition and can be accommodated during the week.








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