Boston GuitarFest’s Adult 5-day program is now Boston GuitarFest Institute, a program that welcomes adult players ages 21 and up. From high-level professional players to aficionados, the festival offers a great experience for everyone.

The Institute runs June 28-July 2 (Wednesday to Sunday), and offers access to all GuitarFest concerts and expos. Also available as an Institute + Competition package.

Institute Schedule

Boston GuitarFest XII, “Feria Latina,” celebrates the Latin-American influence on the classical guitar. Participants from the world over will gather for a week of concerts, classes, outings, and camaraderie at Boston’s New England Conservatory and Northeastern University Department of Music. Guitarists of all ages, levels, and backgrounds are welcome.

Participants receive:

  • 2 private guitar lessons with distinguished guest artists*

  • Masterclasses with Eliot Fisk, Rene Izquierdo, and Eduardo Fernandez (by audition)*
  • Guitar Ensembles, with a performance opportunity on Sunday, July 2

  • Seminars and workshops

  • A chance to perform in Open-Mic Nights

  • Visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

  • Access to all GuitarFest concerts

  • Access to the Luthiers Expo

* Lesson and masterclass placement based on preference, faculty availability, and audition videos.


Institute Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. Registration includes all festival events, concerts, private lessons, and masterclasses during the days valid for the type of registration purchased.

Boston GuitarFest Institute: $525
Early Bird Discount (before May 31, 2017) $435


Boston GuitarFest Institute + Competition: $575
Early Bird Discount (before May 31, 2017) $485


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