Education and Outreach

Education and outreach are key parts of the Guitar Society of Toronto’s mandate.  We are committed to enriching Toronto’s cultural life and building awareness of classical music and classical guitar.  We do this by providing performance opportunities for students and aspiring professionals, helping outstanding young guitarists pursue their musical development, creating a meeting place for guitar aficionados, organizing free concerts for schools and hospitals, and giving free concert tickets to deserving people who couldn’t otherwise attend.

Investment in Students

The Guitar Society supports learning through classical music and classical guitar in a variety of ways as follows:

Masterclasses

The Guitar Society supports the development of up-and-coming guitarists by sponsoring masterclasses at the University of Toronto for university level students.

Kenneth G. Mills Foundation – Performance Outreach Residency

We are particularly excited by our Performance Outreach Programme which funds guitar concerts in local schools and other venues such as hospitals and retirement homes. This programme is generously sponsored by the Kenneth G. Mills Foundation.

These concerts provide valuable performance experience to aspiring professional guitarists, and give audiences a taste of live classical music played on guitar. Concerts are presented free of charge to the organization, and the performer is paid a modest fee.

If you would like to be considered as a performer for this programme, or know of an organization which would benefit from a concert, please contact the coordinator at  info@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com.

Student Recital Series

The Society holds up to four student recitals each year. This year’s events are as follows:

  1. Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:00 pm
    Belmont House Seniors’ Home (map)
  2. Saturday December 9, 2017 2:00 pm
    Leaside Retirement Home (map)
  3. Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:00 pm
    Belmont House Seniors’ Home (map)
  4. Tuesday April 3, 2018 7:00 pm
    Belmont House Seniors’ Home (map)

Please note that parking is available at the Leaside Retirement Home, but may be limited at Belmont. Green P Parking

The Guitar Society of Toronto welcomes all amateur guitarists in the GTA to participate in these recitals which are presented free of charge for both performers and audience members.
If you or a student would like to participate in one of our recitals please contact Anna Graham at agraham@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com.

Urban Outreach

The Guitar Society of Toronto provides free tickets to each of its International Performing Artist Concerts so that people who could not normally attend classical music conerts can enjy a taste of the classical guitar. Please contact info@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com.

Community Guitar Orchestra – See Guitar Orchestra Page >

Café Concerts – See Membership / Subscription Page >