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.

April 2017 Meeting: Alvaro Pierri

Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Masterclass
The acclaimed teacher and performer will conduct a masterclass.

May 2017 Meeting: Federico Diaz

Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 7:00 PM

The Guitar in Tango
The talk will focus on the tango language and how to understand it. As an introduction, Mr. Diaz will discuss the history of the guitar in the tango, followed by an analysis of tango notation, its evolution, and the diverse ways to perform what is written.

June 2017 Meeting: Mariano Aguirre

Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Developing Musicianship on Guitar
A step-by-step method on how to master fretboard knowledge and sight reading based on music theory principles. A practical, hands-on workshop designed to impart fretboard, reading and ear training skills by using solfege and music theory concepts.