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

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 recognized guitar orchestra composers Vincent Lindsey-Clark and Paul Svoboda.
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Lectures and Lecture recitals
  • The summer school tutors in recital. Thursday January 7, 7:00pm
  • Matinee Concerts
  • Open playing session for all participants. Thursday January 7, 3:10pm.
  • Finale Performance. A free public concert of chamber music featuring all the participants and tutors. Saturday January 9, 5:30pm.
  • Doug De Kroo Music Store
  •  Guitars for you to play and compare.

Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th January 2017.

Ascham School Music Department
188 New South Head Road,  Edgecliff, Sydney.

Download the general outline of the 5 day summer school.   2016 5 Day Summer School Timetabe outline @ December 2

Registration and Brochure

Download the brochure – 2016 Sydney Summer Sch brochure

Applications for the 2016 Regional and Rural scholarship have closed. Winners will be listed under “News and Events”.

Sydney Junior Guitar Summer School

Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th January 2016
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




What’s On This Month

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 7th May - at our regular venue - Crows Nest Uniting Church Hall cnr Shirley Rd and Nicholson st, Wollstonecraft from 2.00 - 4.30 pm. As always there will be a playing list so please bring your guitar and your best-prepared work.

The CGS monthly radio broadcast airs live on Saturday 16th April at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM. You can also listen online at:

For program details click the link to our This Month page below:

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