Registration

Admission

All levels and ages are welcome to apply! Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. Registration includes all festival events, concerts, private lessons, and master classes during the days valid for the type of registration purchased. Groupings of small guitar ensembles will be based on experience or request.

Registration Fees and Options

5-Day Full Participant $475; Early Bird Discount (before May 30, 2015) $385

  • 2 private guitar lessons with distinguished guest artists*
  • Masterclasses with Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, and Xuefei Yang*
  • Guitar Ensembles
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
  • Access to all GuitarFest concerts and expos
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5-Day Full Participant + Adult Performance Competition $575; Early Bird Discount $485

  • Includes all events, concerts, private lessons, and masterclasses*, as well as entry into the adult competition.**
  • Registrants for the 5-Day Full Participant package have exclusive rights to compete for the first-prize Connor guitar. Only full participants can win the instrument, but cash prizes are available to all competitors.
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5-Day Auditor $195

  • 4 days of observer access to master classes with Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, and Xuefei Yang
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
  • Access to all GuitarFest concerts
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2-Day Weekend Pass $135

  • Auditor access to all Festival events June 20 and 21, including concerts, masterclasses, and more.
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Adult Performance Competition $225

  • The Boston GuitarFest performance competition attracts top-level performers from around the world with prizes total over $25,000 in value. Choose this option to participate only in the performance competition. For prizes, rules, and other details, click here.
  • Note that registrants for the 5-Day Full Participant package have exclusive rights to compete for the first-prize Connor guitarOnly full participants can win the instrument, but cash prizes are available to all competitors.
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Young Guitarists Workshop: Level I $475; Early Bird Discount (before May 30, 2015) $375

  • Budding young artists ages 6–12 are welcome in Level I of Young Guitarists Workshop. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to level-appropriate group classes, master classes with distinguished faculty, music appreciation, music, dance, and of course snack, lunch, and  fun time. Includes competition.
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Young Guitarists Workshop: Level II $475; Early Bird Discount $375

  • Level II of Young Guitarists Workshop is tailored to skilled young artists ages 12–17. Over the course of the week, students will be exposed to level-appropriate group classes, master classes with distinguished faculty, music appreciation, music, dance, and of course snack, lunch and  fun time.*** Includes competition.
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Youth Performance Competition $50*

  • Boston GuitarFest is pleased to announce the return of the Youth Competition, which consists of two divisions. The senior division is for high school students younger than 18 years of age as of June 20, 2015, and includes cash prizes and other awards. The junior division is for students younger than 15 years of age as of June 20, 2015, and includes trophies and other awards. For prizes, rules and other details, click here.
  • *If you are a YGW participant, the competition is INCLUDED in tuition, but you still need to register by e-mail. Contact Hank Mou at hank.mou@necmusic.edu to register for the competition in addition to YGW.
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1-Day Luthier’s Expo Pass $55 each

  • Each day pass gives luthiers access to the Luthier Expo. This includes space for your instruments, a table and rooms for prospective buyers. Day-pass holders will also receive auditor access to all Boston GuitarFest events on the specific day of their pass, including concerts, master classes and more.
  • Fill out this form and e-mail it to: hank.mou@necmusic.edu
  • Questions, contact: robertdegitarist@gmail.com

Housing $75

  • Housing for the festival is available at Northeastern University. Room rates are $75 per person per night (June 16-22). Accommodations will be private bedrooms for each person, in suites shared by other guests. All rooms are non-smoking. All housing residents must be 18 years of age or older– no exceptions, even if accompanied by a guardian. Housing will not be considered reserved until payment is processed. Here are some off-campus lodging options. For questions about housing, contact Arthur Rishi a.rishi@neu.edu 617.373.2671
    UPDATE: The registration deadline has passed.

* All 5-day participants are provided 2 guitar lessons, one of which can include performing in one of the masterclasses. All applicants interested in performing in a masterclass must audition.

** Participants who take part in the competition are not allowed to have lessons with competition judges.

*** High school students who would like to be considered for the 5-Day Full Participant program can submit a music resume listing experience in classical guitar. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to submit music resumes for proper placement in the Festival.