For the Five-day course, Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th January 2018.

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of


and the Classical Guitar Society, Sydney.

These are aimed primarily at promising and enthusiastic pre-tertiary and tertiary guitar students from regional areas around Australia. The scholarships will cover the Summer School enrolment fee and the cost of billeting (for those over 18) with a member of the Society from the evening Monday 8/1/18 to the morning of Sunday 14/1/18. Only applicants over 18 years of age can be billeted due to NSW Child Protection Laws. The applicant should meet any travel costs to and from the Summer School.

Applications close on Friday, December 1, 2017. The successful applicants will be notified by Friday December 8.

After the Classical Guitar Society Panel has considered the written application, applicants may then be contacted by phone for an interview.

2018 RURAL & REGIONAL CGS Summer School application form

Scholarship history.

Following a suggestion from British concert guitarist Carlos Bonell in 2004, the Summer School organising tutors established this scholarship for the 2005 event. Initially there was only one scholarship but in subsequent years Canberra guitar enthusiast Haddon Spurgeon supplied funding for a second scholarship.

In 2008 guitarsonline.com.au added its backing to the scholarship and three worthy recipients were placed at the summer school. Later guitarsonline.com.au increased its support and now four places will be available with two coming from the generosity of guitarsonline.com.au and a further two from the CGS. During its lifetime the scholarship has provided billet accommodation and the summer school for enthusiastic guitarists from every state and territory in Australia.


Link to the Summer School page

What’s On This Month

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 7th October – at our regular venue – Crows Nest Uniting Church Hall, cnr Shirley Rd and Nicholson st, Wollstonecraft. There will be a playing list so please bring your guitar and your best-prepared work.  Please remember that as a courtesy to others, keep performances down to 5 minutes so that everybody gets a go. Anybody wanting to play extended works can do so at the end of the meeting. More on the ‘This Month’ page, see link below.

The CGS monthly radio broadcast airs live on the third Saturday in each month at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM.
You can also listen online at: http://www.finemusicfm.com
(NOTE: Our program is not currently broadcast on the digital wireless channel).

For more on the two items above, click the link to our This Month page below:

Become a member / Renew your membership now!

Membership is due for renewal on the 1st of July each year. Renew using the application form, either online or in person at the next monthly meeting.

Click here to download the membership form.


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