Become a Member
CGSV's committee and members are active in promoting grass roots appreciation, performance, composition and pedagogy of classical guitar music throughout Victoria.
We need your financial support through membership to fund the website, venue bookings for gatherings, rehearsals and performances, and other activities. We also need people to help out. We're all volunteers.
Yearly Membership (due 1st January for the Calendar Year)
$40 Concession, $20 Student (Primary, Secondary or Tertiary Students)
How to Join or Renew
1. New Members, Join link: Join Here. This will allow you to join our mailing list. A renewing member only needs to do this if their email or contact details have changed
2. Membership Payment link: Pay Here. Use Visa or MasterCard (a booking fee applies and membership is treated as though it's a "ticket"), or,
3. Use "Pay Anyone" or "Money Transfer" in your Internet Banking service by using Contact Us Here choosing "Money Transfer" in the Interest list. You will then receive an e-mail with CGSV's bank account details and a payment reference number to use for making a membership payment.
4. Once your membership is processed, you will receive a shiny new membership card in the mail and email updates when events are looming (provided you have Registered for Latest News).
Benefits of Membership
Access to Gigs
CGSV regularly receives requests to Find a Classical Guitarist. This could be you! When we receive a request, we try to match the guitarist with the requirements based on expectations, budget, repertoire, locality and other factors. Occasionally we resort to a broadcast request to members, in which case the first to respond usually gets the gig (although we reserve the right to share paid gigs around).
Become part of a social network of players. Meet other guitar enthusiasts, exchange ideas and playing tips, and overcome performance anxiety through playing to an empathetic audience. Or just listen and enjoy the music. All are welcome, and we have a "play or pay" principle to encourage active participation. Great practice for exams, competitions or gigs, and we regularly have surprise visits by professional guitarists and teachers. Generally held monthly on Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon.
Participation is exclusive to CGSV members. Playing in an orchestra is fun and highly educational. Take your playing to the next level. Make friends and learn nuances of rhythm and tone production. Experience the adrenalin of performance - several times each year. Guitar orchestra concerts also provide a forum for individuals and small ensembles to perform publicly.
Periodically the Society runs Member Meetups on a Saturday afternoon. These will typically have a guest artist and a topic (e.g. Improving your tremolo, Phrasing on the Guitar, the music of a particular composer, Performance Anxiety and How to overcome it, etc. In the second half of these events, members will be able to play the pieces they are working on. These events will be advertised via society email and on our Facebook group: The Classical Guitar Society of Victoria.
Discounted ticket prices to CGSV concerts and events.
Guitars Online - Our Major Sponsor is offering 10% discount if you mention CGSV membership.
Hans Music Spot, Croydon. 10% minimum off the big range of classical guitar sheet music, guitar strings and other accessories, Alhambra classical guitars and many more items in-store. Stockists of professional recording and stage equipment.
The Richmond Music Academy, 369 Burnley Street, Richmond, 0421 467 694. Discounts on music lessons for CGSV members.
Oxygen Music, Geelong. 10% minimum off the big range of classical guitars, sheet music, guitar strings and other accessories.
Gigmaster hand-crafted, portable guitar stands - 10% discount to members.
Give aways - occasionally we get free stuff from sponsors or advertisers that we pass onto members.
Access to exclusive events - Orchestra rehearsals (as good as a lesson), Master Classes by local and visiting artists, and CGSV's annual competitions.
Have your say - propose activities and vote at the Annual General Meeting. Join the committee.