Building on the outstanding response for the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra and the Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School in 2016, Adelaide Guitar Festival Winter School (AGFWS) will be a week of intensive, immersive guitar playing and skills development held at the Adelaide Festival Centre in July 2017.

This year, for the first time, there will be two streams:

  • GUITAR ORCHESTRA STREAM directed by Dr Paul Svoboda, and based in classical (nylon string) guitar playing and ensemble techniques.
  • ROOTS & BLUES STREAM directed by Cal Williams Jnr and incorporating acoustic (steel string) guitar playing, traversing a range of roots and blues techniques.

Key Dates

Applications open: May 2017
Applications close: Friday 30 June 2017
Winter School: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July (inclusive) 9am – 4pm daily

Closing Concert: Friday 14 July 7.30pm | Space Theatre

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For more information please see the FAQ’s and T&C’s

Limited subsidies are available to primary and secondary students who otherwise may not be able to attend due to financial hardship or distance.
To find out more about the centrED subsidies please contact Education Coordinator, Renee Fort on or 8216 8861