Past Member Events


2016-17 Season

September 1, 2016
David Nadal
Contemporary Classical Music for Solo Electric Guitar

October 6, 2016
Frederic Hand
Odyssey

November 3, 2016
John Dearman
Masterclass

December 1, 2016
Marco Sartor
Abel Carlevaro’s Instrumental Technique

January 12, 2017
Daniel Lippel
Topics in Modern Repertoire: The Guitar’s Integration into Contemporary Aesthetics

February 9, 2017
Andrew York
A Discussion with Andrew York

March 2, 2017
Thomas Offermann
The Integrative Guitar Technique

April 6, 2017
Alvaro Pierri
Masterclass


2015-16 Season

September 3, 2015
Simon Powis
A Repertoire Analysis Toolkit

October 1, 2015
Garrett Lee
Confessions of a Luthier

October 22, 2015
Richard Savino
Switch Hitting in the Modern World

November 5, 2015
Yen Lee
Fernando Sor’s Guitar Fantasies

December 3, 2015
João Kouyoumdjian
Fingerings in the Unaccompanied Music by Bach: An approach in Step-wise Motion

January 7, 2016
Benjamin Verdery
Composing for the Guitar

February 4, 2016
Colin Davin
The Guitar in Kabul

March 3, 2016
Celil Refik Kaya
Application of Classical Turkish Music Techniques on the Classical Guitar

April 7, 2016
Harris Becker and Veronica Salas
On New Music

May 5, 2016
Carlos Barbosa-Lima
Masterclass

June 2, 2016
João Luiz
The Brazilian Guitar Works of the Generation after Villa-Lobos


2014-15 Season

September 4, 2014
Raphaella Smits
Masterclass

October 2, 2014
Kevin Gallagher
Common Problems and Solutions for the Student Guitarist

October 16, 2014
Adam Holzman
Masterclass

November 6, 2014
Jerry Willard
A Brief History of the Guitar

December 4, 2014
Frederic Hand
Tone and Relaxation

January 8, 2015
Gene Bertoncini
Ear Training and Fingerboard Knowledge

February 5, 2015
Benjamin Verdery
Exploring Falla’s Homenaje

March 12, 2015
Xuefei Yang
A Discussion with Xuefei Yang

April 2, 2015
Stephen Robinson
A Diverse Career in Music: Recording, Performing, Teaching, Publishing, Community Engagement

May 7, 2015
Brandon Medici
A Discussion of Guitar Strings with D’Addario’s Business Development Manager

June 4, 2015
Pablo Villegas
The Symphonic Guitar


2013-14 Season

September 5, 2013
Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo
See It, Sing It, Play It: Top Tips to Sight Read with Ease

October 3, 2013
Eduardo Fernández
Masterclass

November 7, 2013
Zane Forshee
Vicente Asencio and His Collectici íntim: In Search of a Text

December 5, 2013
Bradley Colten
Unearthed: American Masterpieces for Guitar Solo

February 6, 2014
Berta Rojas
The Music of Agustin Barrios

March 13, 2014
Lily Afshar
Goya and the Guitar

April 10, 2014
Rene Izquierdo
Technique and Performance

May 1, 2014
Denis Azabagic
How to Deal with Stage Fright

June 5, 2014
SoloDuo
Masterclass

July 3, 2014
Gian Marco Ciampa
Short Recital


2012–13 Season

September 6, 2012
Connie Sheu
The Life and Work of Emilia Giuliani

October 4, 2012
Garrett Lee
How Luthiers Optimize Sound

November 15, 2012
João Luiz
Brazilian Rhythms

December 6, 2012
Ana Vidovic
Masterclass

February 7, 2013
Benjamin Verdery
There’s more to the score! Filtering out truth from fiction: Performers’ dilemma with urtext editions

March 7, 2013
David Leisner
Your Body and the Guitar

April 4, 2013
Martha Masters
Left-hand Technique

May 2, 2013
Jason Vieaux
A Discussion with Jason Vieaux

June 6, 2013
Lars Frandsen
The Interaction of Tonality and Serialism in Henze’s Royal Winter Music


2011–12 Season

September 1, 2011
Jason Sagebiel
How to Practice

October 3, 2011
Norbert Dams
Rest in Pieces, Rest in Peace? A reflection on note-values in the 19th century related to the development of musical notation

November 6, 2011
Michael Lorimer
A discussion with Michael Lorimer
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December 1, 2011
Alice Artzt
The Presti Technique

January 4, 2012
Jorge Caballero
A discussion with Jorge Caballero

March 1, 2012
Martha Masters
Practice Strategies

April 5, 2012
Ian O’Sullivan
The Guitar in Hawaii: Past, Present and Future

May 3, 2012
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry Del Casale

June 7, 2012
Frederic Hand
Fingerboard Harmony
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July 5, 2012
Isabella Abbonizio and Gaëlle Solal
The Guitar Music of Maurice Ohana


2010–11 Season

September 2, 2010
Gene Bertoncini

October 7, 2010
Scott Jackson Wiley and James Lorusso
Narciso Yepes: An Appreciation

November 4, 2010
Serenade Duo
The Art of the Ensemble

December 2, 2010
Joshia de Jonge
Guitar Building

January 6
David Starobin
Some New Guitar Music and Thoughts about the Repertoire

February 3, 2011
Gyan Riley

March 3, 2011
João Kouyoumdjian
Interactive Performance: Breaking the Barriers Between Artist and Audience

April 7, 2011
Australian Guitar Duo
Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover on Australian music for two guitars

May 5, 2011
Giovanni Grano

June 2, 2011
Scott Tennant
Masterclass


2009–10 Season

September 3, 2009
Tali Roth
Tango, Folklore and Spanish Dance Influences in Piazzolla and Albéniz

October 1, 2009
Mark Delpriora
Music from the Segovia Archive

November 5, 2009
Kevin Gallagher
The Tárrega School

December 9, 2009
Jim Skinger
Style and Influences in the Music of John Duarte

February 4, 2010
Simon Powis
Sight-Reading on the Classical Guitar

March 4, 2010
Lars Frandsen
Applying Musical Analysis to Interpretation

April 1, 2010
Jerald Harscher
Body Mapping for Guitarists

July 1, 2010
Benjamin Verdery
If You Arrange It, They Will Listen!

August 5, 2010
Irene Gómez
Estudios y Fantasias


2008–09 Season

September 4, 2008
Dennis Koster
Flamenco Technique

October 2, 2008
Aaron Green
Guitar Building

November 6, 2008
Frank Wallace
Outside the Box in the 21st Century: Creator/Performers in a New Era

December 4, 2008
Ana María Rosado
Latin American Rhythms in Guitar Music

January 8, 2009
Richard Cocco and Eric Cocco
Guitar strings and the history of the La Bella Strings company

February 5, 2009
Tom Vasiliades
An Introduction to Alexander Technique

March 5, 2009
Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
Practice Tips for Soloists and Ensembles

April 2, 2009
Ken Hatfield
Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys

June 4, 2009
Frederic Hand, Dennis Koster, and Benjamin Verdery
The Guitar in Gotham: An Evolving Presence
A panel discussion moderated by John Lehmann-Haupt

July 2, 2009
Norbert Dams
From Page to Page: A Close Look Behind a Publisher’s Work


2007–08 Season

September 6, 2007
Oren Fader
The importance of chamber music and new music for artistic development and career choices

October 4, 2007
Frederic Hand

November 1, 2007
Thomas Offermann
Integrative Guitar Technique

December 6, 2007
Dominic Frasca

January 3, 2008
Arc Duo and Shafer Mahoney
Performance and discussion of Shining River by Shafer Mahoney

February 7, 2008
Threefifty Duo

March 6, 2008
Benjamin Verdery

April 3, 2008
Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Friends

May 1, 2008
Gene Bertoncini

June 5, 2008
J. Andrew Dickenson


2005–06 Season

September 1, 2005
Gene Bertoncini
Jazz on the Classical Guitar

October 6, 2005
Jerry Willard
Early Music on Early Guitars

January 5, 2006
Don Witter, Jr.

March 2, 2006
Paul Smith
Guitar in Chamber Music: The Six-String Solution

April 6, 2006
Michael Barry
How to Practice

June 1, 2006
1 East Guitar Quartet


2004–05 Season

September 2, 2004
Larry Rawdon

October 7, 2004
David Spelman

November 4, 2004
Seth Warner
Keeping Yourself in Tune — A Classical Guitarist’s Guide

January 6, 2005
Gerry Saulter
Recording the Classical Guitar with the Korg PXR4

February 3, 2005
Arthur Kampela

March 3, 2005
Scott Matejicka

April 7, 2005
Terry Champlin
The Problems and Joys of Writing for Classical Guitar in a Chamber Music Setting


2003–04 Season

November 6, 2003
Seth Warner
Harvesting the Renaissance: A Classical Guitarist’s Second Look

January 8, 2004
Dennis Koster
Playing the Aranjuez Concerto

February 5, 2004
Harris Becker and Pasquale Bianculli
Ensemble Playing

March 4, 2004
Scott Matejicka
The Evolution of the Guitar

April 1, 2004
Terry Champlin
Arranging Music for Guitar

June 3, 2004
New York premiere viewing of Aaron Shearer: A Life with the Guitar