Member Events

Member Events take place on the first Thursday of every month, except where noted. The meetings feature special presentations by a wide variety of guitarists, composers, musicologists, and luthiers, followed by open-mic playing time for members. The open mic provides the opportunity to share music and improve performance skills in a supportive environment. To sign up to play, visit our sign-up page (8 minutes maximum per performer). Member Events are free and open to all NYCCGS members and first-time guests.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Studios, located at 311 West 43rd Street (8th floor), between 8th and 9th Ave.

September 2018 Meeting: Elizabeth Coleman

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mindfulness Techniques to Make Performing Guitar Less Stressful and More Fun
In this experiential session, Elizabeth J. Coleman, attorney, poet, mindfulness teacher and guitarist will teach several techniques that have helped her reduce the stress of playing the guitar for others, and made guitar performance a lot more fun.

October 2018 Meeting: Beijing Guitar Duo

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Masterclass
Meng Su and Yameng Wang will conduct a masterclass

November 2018 Meeting: Tali Roth

Thursday, November 8, 2018

How to Build a Career in Music
Pursuing your passions, investing in your career, and finding your unique voice to navigate your path in music

December 2018 Meeting: Kevin Sherwin

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Classical Guitar on Early Sound Recordings: Style, Expression, and Technique
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, classical guitarists exhibited distinctive performance practices that were captured through historical sound recordings. Drawing primarily on the Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings, this presentation will explore, discuss, analyze, and provide historical audio samples, and uncover performance practices that are not explicitly instructed in early manuscript scores of the repertoire.

January 2019 Meeting: Mark Delpriora

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A concise view of the New York classical guitar scene during the 1950s and early 1960s

February 2019 Meeting: Mariano Aguirre

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Rhythmic Training during Technique Practice: Pulse and Meter Awareness
This hands-on workshop/lecture is designed to incorporate rhythmical training into familiar
technical exercises.

March 2019 Meeting: Zoran Dukic

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Masterclass
Zoran Dukic will conduct a masterclass.

April 2019 Meeting: Gohar Vardanyan

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Productive Practice and Technique Tools

May 2019 Meeting: Judicaël Perroy

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Masterclass
Judicaël Perroy will conduct a masterclass.