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, 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 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 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 guitarsummit@guitarfoundation.org or 877-570-1651 for more information and to become a member.


GFA Guitar Summit 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 . 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 form. Contact guitarsummit@guitarfoundation.org for more information regarding Guitar Summit.



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