Event Schedule

All competition and festival events will take place in the GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center located at
142 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, October 1

4 - 6 p.m.: Competitor and Participant registration (Music Center Foyer)

  • Competitors will receive their time slot for the Friday Semifinal Round.

4 - 8:30 p.m.: Vendor Exposition (Room 205)

6 - 8 p.m.: Participant Guitar Ensemble Rehearsal (Room 311) 


Friday, October 2

8 a.m.: Late Competitor and Participant registration. The Music Center will be open for Competitors and Participants to practice. (GRCC Music Center Practice Rooms) Vendor Exposition open all day. (Room 205) 

10 a.m. - noon: Semifinalist Competition (Room 200)

  • This will be open to the Public, Participants, and Competitors

10 a.m. - noon: Master Class with Kyle Thompson (Room 311)

10 a.m. - noon: Master Class with Brian Morris (Room 207)

noon - 1:30 p.m.: Break for lunch

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Semifinalist Competition (Room 200)

  • This will be open to the Public, Participants, and Competitors

2 - 4 p.m.: Participant Guitar Ensemble Rehearsal (Room 311)

5:30 - 7 p.m.: Break for dinner

7 p.m.: Evening Performance with Grand Rapids Guitar Duo, Kyle Thompson, Folias (Room 200)

 

Saturday. October 3

8 - 9 a.m.: Finalist Check In, Vendor Expo, Competitors and Participants will be able to practice. (GRCC Music Center Practice Rooms)

9 - 10:45 a.m.: Master Class with Alexandra Iranfar (Room 311)

11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Final Competitor Round (Room 200)

noon - 2 p.m.: Break for lunch

2 - 4 p.m.: Participant Ensemble Rehearsal (Room 311)

5 - 6:30 p.m.: Break for dinner

6:30 - 7 p.m.: Competition Winner Announcement, Guitar Raffle Ticket to be Drawn.

7 p.m.: Solo Evening Performance with Alexandra Iranfar and the Participant Guitar Ensemble