GFA 2021 Convention in Denver, CO

Sponsored by Guitar Foundation of America:

The 2021 GFA International Convention will be held at Metropolitan State University in Denver from June 21-26 and will be a unique hybrid experience. Come and join us in-person in Denver for safely distanced live concerts, lectures, master classes, technique workshops, and our Vendor Expo. Outdoor evening concerts will feature LAGQ, Grisha, Mak Grgic, Nejc Kuhar, Natalia Lipnitskaya, Johan Smith, and more. We’ll be streaming lectures, technique workshops, master classes, and competitions on our YouTube and Facebook channels, so you can also join us at home if you can’t make it to Denver in person. In-person and virtual registration passes are available on our website now. 

The GFA International Concert Artist Competition (ICAC) will hold its Preliminary Round online, while its Semifinal and Final Rounds will be live in Denver at the 2021 GFA Convention. The International Youth Competition (IYC) and International Ensemble Competition (IEC) are being held fully online for 2021. 

Guitar Summit, the GFA’s camp experience for students ages 11-18, will be held virtually this year. Between June 20-24, join Chuck Hulihan and the Guitar Summit staff team for an online experience like no other! Students will interact, engage, and perform for each other as well as learn from an international roster of acclaimed artists including Rosie Bennet, Gohar Vardanyan, Mak Grgic, Jiji, Laura Snowden, Evan Taucher, Thomas Viloteau, Tengyue Zhang, and the LAGQ!

Registration for all events is now open on the GFA website at