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Queen's University



Returning to the 2-term format for 2013-14 but moving to Mondays, Guitar Ensemble will rehearse for 12 weeks in each of the Fall and Winter terms in preparation for a QCM Ensemble Concert and Guitar Showcase Concert in conjunction with students of Queen’s School of Music.  

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 direction of Jeff Hanlon, 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 Monday evenings between 7-8.30pm, in Room 213 of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane.

  • Fall Term Classes: Monday September 16th to Monday December 9th, 2013.

No class will be held on October 14th due to Thanksgiving.

  • Fall Term Performance: Guitar Showcase date: TBA


    • Winter Term Classes: Monday January 13th to Monday April 14th, 2014.

    No classes will be held February 17th and March 10th, 2014.

    • Winter Term Performances: Sunday April 5th, 2014 – QCM Ensemble Concert. Guitar Showcase: TBA



      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.


      5) FEES

      Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.

      Course fee: $275 per person, per term.

      Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000