WELCOME

Welcome to Miami International GuitART Festival (MIGF) at the Florida International University School of Music.

CONCERTS

Featuring world-renowned artists in ten concerts. Check out the exciting concert lineup.

MASTERCLASSES

Enroll in the masterclasses taught by the festival artists in a friendly and highly informational learning environment.

COMPOSITION COMPETITION

We welcome all young and emerging composers to submit new guitar compositions for the competition in two age categories.

STEPHEN ARON

Described by the New York Times as “cultivated and musical,” Stephen Aron has established himself at the center of the American classical guitar scene.

BENJAMIN VERDERY

Professor of Guitar at the Yale University School of Music and Artistic Director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series (NYC) since 2006, Benjamin Verdery is hailed for his innovative and eclectic musical career.

ROBERT TRENT

Dr. Trent performs on modern guitar, Renaissance lute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century, in particular the 10-string Scherzer and authentic 19th c. guitar.

The festival saw eminent guitarists from around the world come together and provide a fantastic and euphoric spectacle which surpassed the audience's expectations. A remarkable and innovative Luthiers Expo was also a part of the festival. The MIGF is yet another feather in the cap of FIU.

Jay Vanparia, Beacon

The performances and workshops were of extremely high quality, offering an eclectic blend of the instrument for any tastes and interest.

Frederick Perry, Professor of Business Law, Florida International University

GuitART 2016 offered a welcome, fresh approach, with its wide variety of styles, new or less-known repertoire, and different chamber music settings. All in all, audiences experienced the guitar in its full glory at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center.

Sam Desmet, Guitarist/Scholar, Classical Guitar Magazine

It was a great honor for me that I was invited to be a part of this mind blowing festival.

Benjamin Verdery, Guitarist/Composer, Yale School of Music

I was simply amazed by the magnitude, professionalism and quality of every detail of the inspiring Miami International GuitART Festival...Bravo!

Fredrick Kaufman, Composer, Founding Director of FIU School of Music

Congratulations on an incredibly successful guitar festival! Thanks so much for bringing this to FIU.

James Webb, Professor of Physics, Director of Stocker AstroScience Center at FIU