Summer School 2014

The Classical Guitar Summer School is an annual event organised in January by the Classical Guitar Society.  It is arranged in graded classes and involves:

  • Ensemble work
  • Participation in a Guitar Orchestra
  • Masterclasses
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Lecture recital
  • Private tuition
  • Recital

Summer School 2014

Mon 6 – Fri 10 January, 2014
Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,
Edgecliff, Sydney

Principal Tutor: Bill Kanengiser (of LACQ)

For more information download the Summer School brochure here.

The summer school will commence at 9:10am Monday 6th January.

In addition to the Ensemble sessions, workshops and master classes, which are covered by the daily Observer fee of $30, there are performances as follows, some of which attract charges for non-participants.

Tuesday, 3:20pm Ascham Drama Studio
Sydney Guitar Trio

Free Admission for Summer School Participants – please show your nametag.
Adults $20, CGS Members and concession $15.
Music by Houghton, Chobanian, Charlton and Maximo Diego Pujol
(Finish time 4:30pm)

.Wednesday 8th January 2014,
7:00pm Packer Theatre, Ascham School
William Kanengiser and Diminished Seven (William Kanengiser; Oliver Fartach-Naini; Giuseppe Zangari; Raffaele Agostino; Christopher Keane; Richard Charlton; Janet Agostino.)

William Kanengiser will play a solo program of the music of Turina, Sor, Ponce, Johanson and Head. Diminished Seven will then join him on stage in a chamber music extravaganza of American and Australian Folk music.
Free Admission for Summer School Participants. Please show your nametag.
Adults $25, CGS Members and concession $20. Tickets at the door.

On Friday January 10 at 5.30pm the Finale Concert of Ensemble performances will be held in the Packer Theatre at Ascham. This concert is free.


With these scholarships the Society makes provision for promising and enthusiastic guitar students from regional or rural areas of Australia. Aimed primarily at pre-tertiary level guitarists and 1st year tertiary students, they cover the Summer School enrolment fee and the cost of billeting with a member of the Society from the evening of Sunday 5/1/13 to the morning of Saturday 11/1/2013. 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.

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Alhambra Guitars.

Download the Rural and Regional Scholarship application form here.

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