Video from the 2010 EGTA Conference
EGTA founded the National Youth Guitar Ensemble. As the years roll on NYGE has become an established and respected source of the best guitar ensemble training available. Its annual courses culminate in large concerts across the UK.
The Achievements of EGTA
EGTA has increasingly used its resources to enable projects to be born, to develop and to flourish.
The EGTA Series published by Mel Bay, including the One + One and Solo Now books, along with The Baroque Book and Classical Book, is an early example of EGTAs vision. All the books have become extremely popular and are used internationally, not least as set pieces in the syllabuses of the leading examination boards.
Latterly our own journal, Guitar Forum, has developed into the first and only scholarly publication in English devoted to the guitar, and its international acclaim is growing. Guitar Forum grew out of EGTA’s Guitar Journal, and the articles first published there are gradually being made available on line, attracting thousands of visits each month.
EGTA is administered by a national committee which also organizes the annual conference. Notable visitors in recent years have included Julian Bream and Graham Wade. Members are kept abreast of news and events, and are encouraged to become actively involved within the Association. All members can submit proposals to the committee for consideration to run local meetings, concerts and seminars under the EGTA banner.