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 President: Dr. Martha Masters
  studied at the Peabody Conservatory with Manuel Barrueco, and at the  University of Southern California, where she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Scott Tennant.  Martha's international performing career began after winning the GFA International Competition in 2000; she  now teaches at California State University Fullerton and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Martha  joined the Board of Directors in January 2003, was elected Executive Vice-President in June 2004, served as  Executive Director from 2005 until 2010, and was elected President in June of 2010.Martha can be reached at 
Artistic Director: Brian Head
enjoys a vibrant, frequently frenetic career as a guitarist, teacher, and  composer, performing as a soloist and collaboratively with many groups including the Los Angeles Philharmonic  and their New Music Group, the New World Symphony, Le Rossignol, inauthentica, Jacaranda and Xtet. Brian's  own compositions have been performed for many years throughout the U.S. in premier venues in New York,  Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., and abroad in such cities as Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal,  Sao Paulo, and Dubai. Since 2001, Brian has held a dual appointment on the Classical Guitar and Composition faculties as a senior lecturer at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California where he maintains an active guitar studio, lectures on a wide range of subjects, and directs the undergraduate music theory program. From 2004 until 2010 Brian led the Guitar Foundation of America as its president. In June of 2010, he was elected as the first Artistic Director of the GFA. Brian can be reached at
Vice President: Jeff Cogan
studied guitar at California State University, Northridge with Ronald C.  Purcell. He has performed in concerts in many American cities and in European cities such as Rust, Austria,  Perigueux, France, Lanuvio, Italy, Aranda De Duero, Spain, and Belgrade, Serbia. Jeff's teaching career began  in 1982 at Chapman University where he remains director of guitar studies and music technology. He is a board  member and program chairman of the Orange County Guitar Circle. Jeff has directed the GFA International  Guitar Competition since 1987. 
Treasurer: Nathania Isnandar
Nathania is a lover of guitar music and has a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying guitar performance with Marc Teicholz. In May 2020, she received an MS in Accountancy from San Jose State University and began her accounting career with Deloitte US as audit and assurance professional. Nathania also has gift and passion for teaching. She has taught guitar at the California Conservatory of Music for several years.

Vice President - Secretary: Robert Lane
holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in  Finance from the Marshall School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the Gould School of Law at the  University of Southern California.  Having practiced law for over 23 years, Bob has represented and advised  corporations in litigation, transactional, and compliance matters as both outside and in-house counsel.  A  student of the guitar and its history for many years, Bob has become an avid advocate and collector.  He has  been a member of the GFA Board since 2000. 
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