The 2017 EGTA (UK) Annual Conference runs from Wednesday 26th July to Friday 28th July, incl.
It is a fully-catered residential event and will be held at Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick Park, Escrick, North Yorkshire, YO19 6EU.
The conference begins at 13:00hrs on Wednesday 26th July and covers a wide variety of activities: formal presentations and lectures; interactive discussion forums; trade displays; top-quality guitar recitals from international soloists and today’s young rising stars.
Book your place on-line right now on our dedicated bookings page.
See below for further programme details:
WEDNESDAY 26th JULY
PRESENTATION – Rebecca Crosby: Teaching beginners effectively.
TRADE DISPLAYS / MUSIC SHOP – Classical Guitar Centre, Birmingham.
PRESENTATION – Trinity College: Marking guitar exams, from an examiner’s perspective.
LECTURE-RECITAL – Tom McKinney (BBC Radio 3): The evolution & origins of Britten’s Nocturnal.
THURSDAY 27th JULY
PRESENTATION – Christopher Page (Univ. Cambridge): The great age of the guitar in England.
TRADE DISPLAYS – James Lister (luthier), Earl S Marsh (luthier) & Tony Johnson (luthier).
ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP – Colin Tommis: Arranging music for beginners, ensemble & solo. Bring your guitars!
JOINT EGTA-ESTA AFTERNOON
PRESENTATION – Jess Baker: Singing and music to promote well-being.
WORKSHOP – Stuart Hazelton: combining bowed-strings and guitar through Piazzolla and Irish music.
RECITAL – Tom Ellis (guitar) & Elliott Perks (viola): Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, plus works by Stephen Dodgson.
FRIDAY 28th JULY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
PRESENTATION – Peter Batchelar: Advanced college-level teaching – finding the right repertoire
TRADE DISPLAYS / MUSIC SHOP – Classical Guitar Centre, Birmingham
RECITAL – Jonathan Parkin (Trinity College): A short recital focussing on contemporary repertoire
INTERACTIVE – Open Forum: sharing tips and experiences
Participating in all of that will definitely qualify as CPD for any teacher’s employer.
The conference also provides ample opportunity for social networking, catching up with friends old and new, and naturally-enough some relaxation in the local hostelry. There’s even early-morning swimming and yoga on the schedule for those hardy souls who like a work-out before breakfast. We’re limited this time to no more than twenty in the pool at one time apparently…
Fees are £175 (members, residential), £130 (members, non-residential), £40 (ESTA afternoon). Fees for non-members are also shown on the booking form.
See you there !