Boston GuitarFest programs welcome guitarists and auditors of all ages, levels and backgrounds. From aficionados and guitar enthusiasts to students looking to study guitar at the collegiate level, Boston GuitarFest offers something for everyone.

Young Guitarists Workshop

Young Guitarists Workshop is a fun and educational week of activities tailored to young artists ages 6 – 15.



Now entering its second year, the Academy program is one-week classical guitar intensive, for students ages 16-20, running 7 days.



The Institute welcomes adults ages 21 and over. From college students to adult aficionados, guitarists of all levels come together for the love of guitar and music in this 5-day program.


Summer Program participants 14 years of age and older can now be housed in New England Conservatory's brand new Residence Hall. For information regarding housing and registration, please click the housing button below.

Registration & Housing Refund Policy:

  • Full refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn more than 90 days before program begins
  • 75% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 90-61 days before program begins
  • 50% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 60-46 days before program begins
  • 25% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 45-31 days before program begins
  • No refund if withdrawn 30 days of fewer before program begins