- Competition is open to all classical guitarists not represented by professional management.
- Open Division: ages 19-35
- Senior Youth Division: ages: 14-18
- Junior Youth Division: ages: 14 & under
- Current and former students from the IU Jacobs School of Music guitar department are not eligible to compete.
- 1st Prize winners from the past years are ineligible to compete this year.
- Performers in the open division should prepare a 30 minute program, and performers in youth divisions should prepare 10 minute program.
- The preliminary round in the open division will be 10 minutes.
- The semifinal round in the open division will be a maximum of 18 minutes per competitor.
- The final round in the open division will be a maximum of 20 minutes. Finalists may repeat a maximum of 10 minutes of repertory from previous rounds.
- Youth divisions competition will be only one round.
- All repertory in all divisions is free choice.
- There is no special category prize this year.
- Competitors exceeding the time limit will be stopped without penalty.
- The first six registered competitors interested in performing in a master class will be selected.
- Due to time restrictions, only the first 30 applicants will be allowed to compete in the open division.
- Registration priority deadline is Friday October 15th, after which competitors will be charged a $25 late registration fee. Cancellation policy: if canceled by October 26, 2017 full refund minus cancellation fee will be given. After October 26 there will be no refund.
- For international prize winners:
The following visa types cannot accept Prize or Award income: H1-B, O-1, E-3 and TN.
Common visa types like B1, B2, Visa Waiver, J-1, are fine to receive the prize and award income. With these visa types there is always a 30% withholding. IU does not recognize treaties for prize and award income.
The International winner will receive a 1042-S from Indiana University which can be used to file the U.S. tax return. For more information please visit the IRS website at: https://www.irs.gov/publications/p515/ar02.html.
- All pieces must be performed on a nylon-string classical guitar.
Schedule of Events
All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 28
Registration for Open Division
9am-10am, Ford-Crawford Hall
Preliminary Round-Open Division
10am-4pm, Ford-Crawford Hall
Fabio Zanon’s Master Class
5:30pm-7pm, Sweeney Hall
8pm, Auer Hall
Sunday, October 29
Registration for Youth Divisions
9am-10am, Sweeney Hall
10am-1pm, Ford-Crawford Hall
10am-3pm, Sweeney Hall
Iliana Matos's Master Class
3:30pm-5pm, Sweeney Hall
5:30pm-7pm, Auer Hall
8pm, Auer Hall
Closing Ceremony & Prize Announcements
9pm, Auer Hall