Join the Guitar Foundation of America
Founded in 1973, the Guitar Foundation of America is America's leading guitar organization. It provides its members the combined advantages of a guitar society, a library, a publisher, a continuing education resource, and an arts council. Today, the GFA is the largest multinational guitar organization in the world, providing serious guitarists a full range of educational, literary and performance resources and opportunities. See membership benefits below.
Membership in the GFA includes a subscription to Soundboard. A quarterly publication, Soundboard is America's premiere classical guitar magazine. It includes articles, a wide variety of technical and musical columns, interviews, new music, and reviews.
Discount on Instrument Insurance:
The GFA's group membership rate allows GFA members to save approximately 60% per year on each member's Clarion instrument insurance policy.
Discounts with Guitar Businesses:
Various businesses offer special discounts to GFA members.
GFA Teacher Listing:
The GFA's online teacher database allows teachers to target potential students.
Annual GFA Convention:
The GFA Convention provides an international venue for the exchange of ideas, research, products, clinics, master classes, and fine performances.
GFA International Concert Artist Competition:
Considered the largest and most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world, the competition draws contestants worldwide.
GFA International Youth Competition:
Started in 2005, this event also draws competitors worldwide, in an effort to encourage young guitarists in a positive and supportive environment.
As an advocate of the art of classical guitar, the GFA takes a leading role in improving and expanding quality pre-college guitar education.
GFA International Guitar Archives:
Containing rare and out of print guitar music and periodicals, the GFA archive provides scholars and students valuable resources for research and study. The newly launched digital archive provides free pdfs of the public domain contents of archive.