The repertoire is carefully selected to meet the needs of a diverse ensemble, so that all participants will be challenged appropriately. The music, ranging from folk song arrangements to tangos and popular classics, is rehearsed thoroughly using a variety of rehearsal techniques, as well as practice CDs and videos. Instruction on specific guitar techniques (eg: positioning, free stroke scales, ascending and descending slurs) will be integrated into the rehearsal process.
The Guitar Ensemble, under the new direction of Chad Yacobucci, is the perfect way for students and working professionals to improve their guitar skills and music reading, while making music with others!
Classes will take place on alternate Saturdays between 2-4pm, in Room 120 of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane.
Saturdays in 2014-15:
Optional performance opportunities include:
This course is open to students aged 16 and older. The course will run with a minimum class size of 6 people (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).
Students should have some classical guitar experience and a modest ability to read and perform music. Some skill evaluation will take place during the first class meeting.
Students are required to provide (at their own expense) their own classical guitar and footstool. Further course materials (to be purchased separately) will be available from the instructor.
Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.
Course fee: $450