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 2nd July - at our regular venue - Crows Nest Uniting Church Hall, cnr Shirley Rd and Nicholson st, Wollstonecraft from 2.00 - 4.00 pm. As always there will be a playing list so please bring your guitar and your best-prepared work. The meeting will conclude with a recital by Duo Vela, (Daniel & Marla Nistico, guitar & flute respectively). This will be followed by our annual mid winter social. More details at This month link below.

The CGS monthly radio broadcast airs live on Saturday 18th June at 6.00 pm on Fine Music 102.5 FM. You can also listen online at:

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 at the end of June. Renew using the application form, either online or at the coming monthly meeting, (July 2nd). Classical Guitar Society memberships fall due on July 1 each year.
Download the form here