NEC Summer Programs 2016

Boston GuitarFest
June 15–19, 2016

Cosponsored by
New England Conservatory
and Northeastern University

Boston GuitarFest is the dream of visionary guitar virtuoso and Artist Director Eliot Fisk, and is cosponsored by New England Conservatory and Northeastern University. Guitarists of all ages and levels will participate in a variety of available programs that include lessons, ensembles, workshops, competitions, masterclasses, and concerts. Special guest artists will join Eliot Fisk in this year’s festival for concerts and masterclasses. If you have not already visited the Boston GuitarFest website, you can do so at, where you can find guest artist bios, a schedule of events, videos and photos of previous festivals, housing information, and tickets and program information for all concerts.

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Participants: Guitarists of various levels over the age of 17 will be immersed in 5 days of private lessons, masterclasses, guitar chamber ensembles rehearsals and coachings, seminars, and concerts featuring renown artists, including GuitarFest Artistic Director and NEC faculty member Eliot Fisk.

Young Guitarists Workshop: Young guitarists between the ages of 6 and 17 will spend a week in level-appropriate group classes, masterclasses with distinguished faculty, music appreciation classes, a rock guitar workshop, and other activities. The program consists of two levels for the different age groups.

Competitions: In addition to the annual Boston GuitarFest Adult Competition for guitarists over the age of 17, this year's festival welcomes the return of the Youth Competition. The Adult Competition awards cash prizes. The Youth Competition consists of a Junior Division for ages 6 to 14 and a Senior Division for ages 15-17, and awards cash prizes and trophies to the winners. Adult competitors who are also registered for the 5-Day Program are eligible to win a custom-built guitar by Steve Connor as part of the first prize.

For more information about Boston GuitarFest and these programs, including fees and registration, please visit the website.