The next meeting of the American Guitar Society will be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Music 104, L.A. Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA.

Reminder, the 2017 GFA International Convention and Competition will be held from June 19-24, 2017 at California State University, Fullerton. This annual international convention draws attendees from all over the world, including performers, competitors, scholars, students, and fans of classical guitar. The 2017 GFA International Convention and Competition will be co-hosted by CSU Fullerton guitar faculty Martha Masters and Andrew York.

Please support Dr. Gregory Newton, director, featuring The LAVC Guitar Orchestra, Guitar Ensembles and Soloists with special guests: Mary Anne Steinberger, cello; Matthew Cory, double bass and Tina Curtis, percussion, Friday, May 19th at LAVC.

Reminder, the future July and August meetings will be cancelled since the renewal of the partnership agreement with LAVC is rarely processed in a timely manner.

Videos of the Richard Denner Memorial Scholarship recipients are now posted on YouTube and the AGS webpage for your enjoyment.

Each year, one AGS board of director’s seat is up for election. This year, the seat occupied by Mark Achuff is up for election. Mark has stated that he would like to serve on the AGS board for another 5 year term of duty and is hereby placed in the running as a candidate. If there are other AGS members who would like to run for this board seat via an election, please submit your name to Michael Camp before the next AGS meeting on June 3rd. If there are names besides Mark who wish to run for this seat on the AGS board, then the AGS election process will be scheduled. If Mark is the only name in the running as of June 3rd, then he will be approved by the board on June 3rd to serve a new 5 year term.

When you sign up to perform at a meeting, contact Michael Camp at (818) 793-8176 or email him to schedule your performances for the meeting no later than the Wednesday before the Saturday meeting as the programs will be run off the next day.