7th Annual International Guitar Festival and Competition


Isaac Bustos

The Jacobs School Guitar Department is hosting its 7th Annual Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition on Oct. 22 and 23, with more than 45 guitarists from around the world competing in three categories: Open, Senior Youth, and Junior Youth. 

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the festival opens at 10 a.m. in Ford-Crawford Hall with the preliminary round of the competition. Rovshan Mamedkuliev will offer a master class at 5:30 p.m. in Sweeney Hall, and Isaac Bustos will offer a recital at 8 p.m. in Auer Hall.


Rovshan Mamedkuliev

Sunday, Oct. 23, the festival continues at 10 a.m. with the semifinal round in Ford-Crawford Hall, the youth competition in Sweeney Hall, and a master class by Isaac Bustos at 3:30 p.m. in Sweeney. The final round of the competition starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by a recital by Mamedkuliev at 8 p.m., and the closing ceremony and prize announcements at 9 p.m., all in Auer Hall.

All events are FREE and open to the public!


Jacobs faculty member Petar Jankovic is executive director of the festival and competition, and Guitar Department chair Ernesto Bitetti is artistic director.

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