The Spring Concert is one of our favorite traditions at The California Conservatory of Guitar. Each year CCG families from all over the Bay Area from San Jose all the way up to South San Francisco gather at the Santa Clara Convention Center for a truly special occasion.
This year we started with 5 student ensembles who played a diverse set of music. Students in these ensembles meet as group on Saturdays throughout the year and are coached by our expert faculty. On top of performing at the Spring Concert, the groups perform at outreach events, open for international talent at concert series throughout the Bay, and have even been selected to perform for the Guitar Foundation of America’s annual convention.
Up next, we had graduation. The Suzuki method is made up of nine books or levels, which offers the students repertoire that is continuously growing in difficulty both technically and musically. This year we had students graduating from every book! Such a hardworking, talented bunch. Congrats!
After intermission, the curtain opened, and we had about 120 guitarists from ages 4-18 all on the stage at once! We played selections from the Suzuki repertoire. It is quite a fun, grandiose affair. The kids love it, and it gives a chance for students young to old to get up and play.
We are looking forward to next year!