Department of Education

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

24 August 2019
WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

This event is run in partnership with the WA Classical Guitar Society. The 31st WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday 24-25 August 2019.

Applications

Online applications are now open.

Online entry fee payment.

Applications close Tuesday 4 June 2019.

** Please note there have been some changes to the 2019 festival- see details below.

Any enquiries relating to the festival should be directed to Tanya Chapman or Michelle Anderson at Instrumental Music School Services.

The WA Classical Guitar Society was founded in 1960 to provide a vehicle for professional development, forums and master classes, a platform for performances of local, interstate and overseas artists, and the general promotion of the classical guitar throughout Western Australia.

The aims of the Classical Guitar Festival are:

  1. To provide a performance opportunity for students (especially young students).
  2. To give ensembles an opportunity to hear others perform.
  3. To provide each ensemble with constructive comments from an informed adjudicator.
  4. To present each ensemble with a certificate which recognises its participation.

New initiatives for 2019 and onwards

Conductors' feedback

During each performance, conductors will be videoed if requested and given constructive and confidential one-to-one conducting professional development  by an adjudicator immediately following their performance. Students will be ushered to specially allocated seating to view other performances during your feedback session and then you will meet with your students after your feedback session to have your photograph taken. This has proved to be very popular with many directors in other festivals and the positive feedback that they have received, has been an extremely valuable tool in their professional development.

Divisions

There are three divisions to select from: Junior, Senior and Community. A Junior Ensemble will typically be a primary school or lower secondary school (years 7-9) and a Senior Ensemble will typically be senior secondary students (years 9-12). The Community option is for groups not affiliated with a particular school.

Contact information

Michelle Anderson
Instrumental Music School Services
 

Festival photographs

Photographs of participating ensembles from the 2018 festival are available for viewing and purchase at prophotobooth. Use the password 'guitar18'.

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival
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