Sydney Guitar Summer School

This festival is the envy of many in the Americas and Europe.  Carlos Bonell, January 2004

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General Information

Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th January 2018.
Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,  Edgecliff, Sydney.

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. Music includes guitar orchestra works by internationally recognised guitar composers
  • Open lessons and workshops
  • Lectures and Lecture recitals
  • Virtuosi Gary Ryan and Vincent Lindsey-Clark in recital.
  • The summer school tutors in recital.
  • Open playing session for all participants.
  • Finale Performance. A free public concert of chamber music prepared during the summer school featuring all the participants and tutors. Saturday January 13, 5:30pm.
  • Doug De Kroo Music Store
  •  Guitars for you to play and compare. Discounts for summer school participants.
  • All Summer School participants and friends are invited to a social evening and meal.
  • The summer school is organised on the understanding that participants attend all five days and play in the Finale concert. (Saturday January 13, 5:30pm to approx 7:10pm)
  • Refund policy. The Sydney Guitar Summer School will refund in full your fees if you cancel your application by Friday December 29, 2017. After this date we will have planned and budgeted for the summer school and will not be in a financial position to give refunds.
  • Please note: In the interests of all CGS members, please do not post in any public forum images or recordings of CGS events without the expressed permission of those in the images or recordings, and the CGS committee.

The Early bird discount has closed.

Enrolments until December 15.
Financial CGS Members $350.00
Non-CGS members $400.00 – includes Society membership to 30/6/18.

Closing date Friday December 15.

Please note: In recent years the summer school has been fully subscribed by the closing date. Any enrolments after this date will be subject to availability and will incur a late fee of $60.

Observers: $30 per day or any part thereof. CGS Members $20. Gary Ryan concert not included.

Sydney Junior Guitar Summer School

Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th January 2018.
Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,  Edgecliff, Sydney.

A fun and stimulating four day course for guitarists from 8 to approximately 14 years in age. Details on the brochure.
For more information please contact: Christopher Keane (02) 9389 6782  Raffaele Agostino (02) 9453 3113 or click the link



What’s On This Month

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 2pm – 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 try to keep performances down to 5 minutes as a courtesy to others and so that everybody gets a go. Note: There is no meeting in January 2018.

The next CGS monthly radio broadcast, ‘Celebrating 30 years of Guitar Trek’ will be presented live to air by Sue McCreadie on Saturday 16th December 2018 at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM.
You can also listen online at:
(NOTE: Our program is not currently broadcast on the digital wireless channel).

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

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