Teacher R&D Workshop

Teacher Research and Development Workshop

at the

Summer Guitar Conservatory

June 8, 9, 10, 2020

Registration WILL OPEN for the Teacher R&D Workshop at the 2020 Summer Guitar Conservatory after January 5, 2020.

Guitar teachers of any age or experience may register.

Teachers should be able to read standard music notation and be familiar with classical guitar ensemble.

(Loaner instrument and unlimited technique consultation is available, just ask! No classical guitar experience required.)

The Teacher R & D Workshop is an opportunity for guitar teachers to meet together, play through ensemble repertoire, discuss and practice conducting techniques and to learn from each other. The workshop will draw on the GuitarCurriculum.com repertoire and teaching approaches, as well as from other sources.

Registration is free. There is a suggested donation of $20 per day.

Please consider sponsoring a student to attend the day camp occurring concurrently with this workshop - Sponsorship

We are pleased to announce

The 2020 Teacher R & D Workshop will be facilitated by:

Dr. Michael Quantz (UT RGV Brownsville)

Dr. Quantz is a nationally recognized and leading advocate for guitar education. He served for seven years as the Director of Education for the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA). In addition he was the creator and director of the GFA’s International Youth Competition (5 years) and Guitar Ensemble Showcase (5 years). His ensemble program at the University of Texas at Brownsville is unsurpassed in musicianship and accomplishment.

“The UTB program is the center of the guitar ensemble universe.” - William Kanengiser, Grammy® winner, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Over 10 years of creating sustained annual events in support of the arts:

Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival & Competition; Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition, GFA Ensemble Showcase, GFA Youth Orchestra; UT Brownsville La Noche de la Guitarra, Brownsville ISD All-City Estudiantina

More info: http://www.michaelquantz.com/Bio.html

The schedule for the workshop is:

June 10, 2019 -- 9:00am - Opening presentation and mini-concert (Pershing Middle School Auditorium)

June 10, 2019 -- 9:30am - 2:00pm (with an 45-min lunch break) -- YEAR ONE in one day! (Posture, Technique, Following the conductor, Sight-reading, Beginner Ensemble Repertoire)

June 11, 2019 -- 9:30am - 2:00pm (with an 45-min lunch break) -- YEAR TWO in one day! (Additional Techniques, Conducting practicum, More sight-reading, more Ensemble Repertoire)

June 12, 2019 -- 9:30am - 2:00pm (with an 45-min lunch break) -- PUTTING it ALL TOGETHER! (Additional Techniques, Conducting practicum, more repertoire, addressing each participant's needs)

June 13, 2019 -- No class but consider attending the final student concert of the Conservatory at 1:30pm.

All events are held in a classroom at Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd, Houston, TX 77025.

(Check-in at registration desk, 8:30am-9:00am, June 10)

Refreshments / lunch NOT provided, please bring your own. OR inquire about catered lunch.

T-shirts may be available for purchase.

Space is very limited, so register right away and make all confirmation arrangements by email.

Teachers: please select one or more ensemble pieces from the GuitarCurriculum.com repertoire, Andrew Forrest repertoire, Eythorsson Guitar School repertoire or from another source. Please try to have the PDF ready to share with other registrants in advance. We will send out selected pieces in advance for other teachers to practice. (This is OPTIONAL, sight-reading and ensemble repertoire will be provided).

TO REGISTER, please SUBMIT THIS FORM below, you will be sent an email informing you about confirmation and other details.

Click here to register for the R&D Workshop 2019

(Registration form by google docs)