Corvallis Guitar Society Events in February 2024

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday February 5th, 2024 (first Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  • Derek Keller and Colin McAllister are our Featured Artists for February 5thDerek Keller is an award winning composer and performer and Colin McAllister is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado and his performances as a guitarist and conductor have been hailed as ‘sparkling delivered superbly’ (San Francisco Chronicle)😊
  • Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session; the music scores are available (see below) and any one of you are delighted to join in and play.
  • The Open Stage is an opportunity for anyone to play classical guitar music – beginners, intermediate, and advanced!
  • The After School Guitar Program is continuing group lessons and private lessons at Odd Fellows on Monday February 5th at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
  • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday February 19th at 6:00pm run by Jacob Ripley, and he also provides The Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Odd Fellow.
  • Also there’s an additional Guitar Event in Corvallis at Whiteside Theatre February 3rd 7:00pm (not run by Corvallis Guitar Society).

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, February 5th, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

The Agenda
7:15 – 7:20 pm Welcome
7:20 – 7:50 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome to play in the group!
7:50 – 8:20 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8: 20 – 8:30 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:30 – 9:15 pm Derek Keller and Colin McAllister Featured Artists

Featured Artist Derek Keller and Colin McAllister

Since sparking a musical partnership in 1998 at the University of California, San Diego, Colin McAllister and Derek Keller have performed across the United States and Mexico, presenting eclectic programs original compositions as well as their own arrangements of pieces from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. They have been featured on notable concerts series, such as the SoundOn Festival of Modern Music (San Diego, CA), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento, CA), Festival Hispanoamericano de la Guitarra (Tijuana, MX), and San Francisco sfSound, among many others.

Open Guitar Ensemble

Isaac Engel is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate. When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, and maybe let Isaac know ahead of time – his email is [email protected] , and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session:

IMPORTANT FOR ENSEMBLE: All the three pieces for guitar ensemble are not available for free so the Corvallis Guitar Society is buying the pieces. Therefore email [email protected] to receive the ensemble scores and choose a part to play, and you won’t have to pay 😊

Ensemble Scores & Parts
1. Eternal Flame by the Bangles

2. La Bamba by Los Lobos

3. Lay All Your Love on Me

Online Recordings of Three Ensemble Pieces
Only one piece has an online recording on You Tube that you can use to practice along with:

  1. Eternal Flame by the Bangles The recording is available here to practice with it online:

2. La Bamba by Los Lobos
No recording available online to practice with.

3. Lay All Your Love on Me
Also no recording available online to practice with.

Open Stage
The Open Stage at the Corvallis Guitar Society monthly meeting is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced 😊

Jacob Ripley and Isaac Engel are continuing the After School Guitar Program free and open to the public. Focusing on mid and high school students, the goal is to raise their awareness and understanding of the guitar instrument by featuring group lessons, private lessons and ensemble music.
Jacob also provides Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.
Feel free to come along and meet up with Jacob and Isaac at their sessions if you are interested, and if you don’t have a guitar, we can lend you one!

For more information contact Jacob on [email protected]  or phone 541 357 2513, or contact Isaac Engel [email protected] or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website:

Times are as follows:
First Monday of the month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm is the After School Guitar Program (group lesson and ensemble)
Third Monday of the Month at Odd Fellows Hall
6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson

Entrance to all the above events is open to the public (donations gratefully received). Location:Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance door is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

February 3rd 7:00pm
361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333
Opens at 6:00pm
Details can be observed online:

The 24th Anniversary North American Tour of International Guitar Night features Luca Stricagnoli, Thu Le, Marco Pereira and Minnie Marks.
Consider joining us for the 24th Annual North American Tour of International Guitar Night, a celebration of the world’s most innovative and diverse guitar talents. Brian Gore has curated a stellar lineup featuring three IGN favorites and an exciting newcomer, promising a night of breathtaking performances that span the global spectrum of guitar artistry.

Musicians of International Guitar Night Tour 2024
Top: Luca Stricagnoli and Minnie Marks
Bottom: Marco Pereira and Thu Le

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society