The Classical Guitar Corner Summer School!
The inaugural Classical Guitar Corner Summer School will be held from June 15 through June 21st 2017.
The first evening (the 15th) will start with afternoon check-in, dinner, and an opening concert.
The final morning (the 21st) will conclude with breakfast and a group meeting.
The summer school will be held at Endicott College in Beverly MA. Endicott is a picturesque liberal arts college in the town of Beverly. Beverly Massechusetts is located 16 Miles out from the city of Boston, and is located opposite the ocean on the scenic North Shore coastline.
The CGC Summer School will bring together dedicated amateur guitarist from around the country (and around the world!) to work on their technique, theory, musicianship, ensemble skills and general musical understanding. There will be five full days of group ensembles, individual lessons, workshops, large ensemble, musical analysis, and socializing with other guitarists.
There will be four main teachers as well as some special guests at the Summer School and being an intimate environment, you will be able to interact with them all on a regular basis.
Currently we have announced two of the four teachers Benjamin Verdery and Simon Powis. The remaining teachers will be announced by the end of 2016
Who is it for?
The summer school is specifically focused on the classical guitar, its techniques and repertoire. It is reccomended that you have at least a Level 1 ability with reading and performance (approximately grade 2 for AMEB/ABRSM/Royal Conservaroire). You will be participating in ensemble groups that match your level of experience and also a large ensemble, so the ability to read standard notation at a basic level is a must. Apart from these requirements we welcome all interested guitarists to take part in what will be an educational and enjoyable experience.
*Please note that all participants must be over the age of 21 by June 2017, this is due to our liability coverage.
Participants will be staying on campus at Endicott College close to the Arts facilities, dining hall, and rehearsal rooms. Rooms are available as private rooms with a private bathroom or shared rooms with a private bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning, wi-fi and are in a new building.
The price of accommodation includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, starting from Dinner on the 15th until breakfast on the 21st. The meals at Endicott are quite exceptional with a large modern dining hall, and a variety of meal stations to choose from.
Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies and we will do our best to accommodate you.
|Draft Schedule June 16 – 20|
9:15 Small Ensemble
1:00 Individual Lessons
3:45 Large Ensemble
Individual Lessons : Each participant will be guaranteed two individual lessons with the teachers, and there will be more added if scheduling permits. These lessons are 30 minutes each and are open to fellow participants to sit in an listen.
Small Ensemble : These ensembles will be put together with players of similar levels. Groups will work in the mornings with the same instructor for the duration of the school. In these sessions the instructor will go through daily technique warmup and ensemble repertoire to be performed in the final concert.
Large Ensemble : At the end of each day we will get together to work on a guitar orchestra pieces that includes all of the school participants.
Presentations and Workshops : These will vary each day to include a variety of topics presented by a different teacher each day.
Concerts : The teaching team will be performing concerts most nights with socializing to follow.
The cost of the Summer School is comprised of two parts:
- Accommodation and Meals
The cost of tuition is $500 before March 1st 2017 (early registration) and $600 after March 1st 2017 (full registration)
The cost of the Accommodation and Meals depends on which type of accommodation you would like:
- Shared room and private bathroom with full meals – $560
- Private room with private bathroom with full meals – $660
Currently there are two payment options:
- $100 registration deposit followed by the remaining payment via Credit Card or Paypal (this incurs a 2.9% credit card processing fee)
- $100 registration deposit followed by the remaining payment by check
Step 1 – Information
Step 2 – Registration Deposit
To register for the Summer School you will need to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit. This deposit secures your spot and we will follow up with you to organize the payment of the remaining fees. The deposit is put towards your full payment.
Step 3 – Get Excited!
Once we have received your registration information and your deposit we will get in contact with you about the Summer School. We are excited to see you in the Summer for some great music!