May 17th: Deadline to register for GFest 2021;
June 1st: Deadline to submit videos for the GFest 2021 Academy Competition;

Full Schedule

The schedule is listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Wednesday, June 16

8 am – 9 am
Welcoming Event with Artistic Directors
(Special Guest: Prof. Zhenqi Min from Shanghai Conservatory);
9 am – 12 pm
YGW, Academy, and Adult Education classes begin;
1 pm – 2 pm 
Still Pumping Nylon
Scott Tennant
’s lecture on his groundbreaking method a quarter of a century after its publication;
3 pm – 4 pm
Travels in Contemporary Music
David Tanenbaum
’s lecture on his personal recollections and insights on H. W. Henze, Takemitsu, Reich, Harrison, and other major contemporary composers; 
5 pm – 6:15 pm
Mauro Giuliani, 240 Years After His Birth: A New Perspective
A lecture from guest artist Richard Savino;
8 pm
Opening Gala Evening concert
First Prize Winner, GFest Academy Competition of 2020: Thatcher Harrison and 
GFest 2021 Faculty Concert;

Thursday, June 17

8am – 9am
Guitar Performance Class (Zaira Meneses and Prof. Zhenqi Min);
9 am – 12 pm 
YGW, Academy and Adult Education classes;
1 pm – 2:30 pm
Anton Diabelli 240 years After his birth: A new Perspective
A lecture from guest artist Richard Savino;
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Master Class with guest artist Antigoni Goni;
8 pm – 9:30 pm 
GFest Faculty concert (continued);
10 pm – 11 pm
Special Q&A with Scott Tennant;
11 pm
Open Mic concert: Around the World with GFest;

Friday, June 18

8am – 9am
Guitar Performance Class (Zaira Meneses and Prof. Zhenqi Min);
9 am – 12 pm 
YGW, Academy and Adult Education classes;
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Master Class with artistic director Eliot Fisk;
8 pm – 10 pm
Guest Artist Concert: Antigoni Goni & Marco Tamayo;
10 pm 
Open Mic concert: Around the World with GFest; 

Saturday, June 19

8am – 9am
Guitar Performance Class (Zaira Meneses and Prof. Zhenqi Min);
9 am – 12 pm
YGW, Academy and Continuing Education classes;
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Guest Artist Master Class: Marco Tamayo;
8 pm – 10 pm 
Concert: Eliot Fisk with Guest Artist Yehuda Hanani;
10 pm
Open Mic: Around the World with GFest;



Sunday, June 20


8 am – 9 am
Guitar Performance Class (Zaira Meneses and Prof. Zhenqi Min);
9 am 10 am
The Argentinian Tango: Then and Now
Federico Diaz’s lecture on the Argentinian tango with special attention to the music of Astor Piazzolla;
10 am – 12 pm
YGW, Academy and Adult Education classes;
1 pm – 3 pm 
GFest Participant Recital;
4 pm – 6 pm
8 pm – 9 pm
Guest Artist Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop in Conversation with GFest Artistic Director Eliot Fisk (including a Q&A session);
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm 
Final Reception Event (Announcing GFest Online 2021 Academy Competition winner);