June is usually a time for the CGC Community to gather for our international Annual Summer School. Unfortunately, however, we have had to cancel the Summer School for the past three years. But this year, we really wanted to have a chance to connect in person with one another. So we began planning for our CGC New York Summer Guitar Workshop.
New York Summer Workshop 2022
The Workshop took place over the course of two and a half days in New York City. We were joined by 15 musicians from all over the US for a concert, ensemble playing, workshops and lectures, and time to just hang out together. We were honored to bring in guest artist and CGC Family member Ben Verdery to play a concert and teach a workshop for the group as well.
One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to play music together in ensemble. Niki Todesco and Dave Belcher from the CGC Team each led the ensemble in learning a brand new piece of music that we were able to perform together at the end of the event. Niki and Dave also performed a couple of duets from our Graded Repertoire book together in concert. And team members James, Niki, and Dave all played a trio together for the participants.
It was a ton of fun and we’re happy to share some photos of the event with you below.
The photos are such fun to view! Thank you for posting a blog about the summer workshop!
Very nice to see all these wonderful guitarists, teachers and friends together at the NY Summer Workshop 2022! Big congratulations for making it happen. Thank you Dave for this blog post!
Oh my goodness I almost cried when I first saw that beginning group photo and I missed it because I had to run to catch my bus but then as I scroll down I saw more and more pictures and my heart got very happy! I can’t believe it that I’m only seeing this now! Thank you for posting this!
☮️Heidi Beth Wert