Conservatorium of Music

Accelerate! Guitars

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UWA Guitar EnsemblesUWA Elite Performance Program

Accelerate! Guitars is UWA's new elite performance training program designed for classical guitarists in years 10-12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level!

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Head of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests! 

The program includes a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on their current repertoire, and address topics such as practise strategies, technique, nail shape and care, interpretation, and performance.

The program will culminate in a joint performance with the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival

Places are strictly limited and entry is via audition. Full scholarships are provided so there is no cost to participants. 

Who is the program for?

Classical Guitar students in years 10-12, who are currently performing at AMEB Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential. 


The program will run on Friday evenings in Term 3.


Tuesday 3 July (3-5pm)

Program sessions

17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sept (4-6pm @ UWA), and 15 Sept (2.30-4pm @ Perth Town Hall)

Performances to watch (optional)

Perth International Classical Guitar Festival: Wednesday 12 Sept - Sunday 16 Sept (participants will receive free tickets to all festival events)  

Friday 24 August (1-2pm) | UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert  

How to apply 

Applicants will need to:

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, June 29 2018.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday July 3 (ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances).