Corvallis Guitar Society Events in April 2024

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday April 1st, 2024 (first Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm; free and open to the public.
  • Craig Einhorn is our Featured Artist for April 1st – Classical Guitarist, Composer, Song Writer, Recording Artist. 😊
  • Isaac Engel will be running the Ensemble Session; the music scores are available (see below) and any one of you will be 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 going to take place on Monday April 1st at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
  • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday April 15th 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.

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, April 1st, 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 Craig Einhorn – Featured Artist

Featured Artist Craig Einhorn

Craig will be performing Spanish works including Sevilla, Zambra Granadina and Mallorca, and also play Tango and Milonga.
In Corvallis at OSU there’s a Tango dance scene and Isabel, the lady at OSU, teaches Tango dancing. She and her partner are very excited to provide dancing to a Tango and a Milonga with Craig at the Guitar Society event on April 1st.  Isabel is familiar with Odd Fellows Hall and has taught Tango classes in that room!

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:
All of the three pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public and are all included in The Forrest Guitar Ensembles arranged for guitar by Andrew Forrest on his website.
All three are quartets, and all have online recordings; here is access to each piece:

Ensemble Scores & Parts
1. Noches de Luna (Moonlight Nights – an enchanting Vidala from Argentina); Arr. for Guitar Quartet by Andrew Forrest

2. German Dance No.12 by Joseph Haydn; Arr. for Guitar Quartet by Andrew Forrest

3. Never Weatherbeaten Sail by Thomas Campion; Arr. for Guitar Quartet by Andrew Forrest

Online Recordings of The Ensemble Pieces
Noches de Luna is an online recording that you can use to practice along with, and German Dance No. 12 is available to play with on YouTube.
1. Noches de Luna
2. German Dance No. 12

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. So, bring your guitar and plan on performing a piece 😊

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 the above events is free and 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.

Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society