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, the festival offers a great experience for everyone.

Young Guitarists Workshop

The Young Guitarists Workshop is a fun, engaging week of activities tailored to young artists ages 6 – 15.



In its second year, the Academy program is a classical guitar prep course, for students ages 16-21, running 7 days. High school and college undergraduate students receive a one-week intensive.



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


Summer Program participants over the age of 13 years 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  • Full refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn more than 90 days before program begins
  • 75% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 90-61 days before program begins
  • 50% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 60-46 days before program begins
  • 25% refund (less $150 non-refundable deposit) if withdrawn 45-31 days before program begins
  • No refund if withdrawn 30 days of fewer before program begins