April 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends,
This is an exciting month for the Corvallis Guitar Society as we are very pleased to present the show ‘The Spanish Guitar: from the streets to the concert stage’ on Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis. More information about this can be found under events on the Society website or go to the Majestic Theater website:


I am also delighted to announce that Jamie Stillway will be our featured artist for the Guitar Society meeting which will take place as usual on the first Monday of May, May 2nd, from 7:00pm to 9pm at the Lesson Loft at Gracewinds music on 3rd street downtown (please use the rear entrance).
Jamie is an accomplished finger-style guitarist now living in Portland. She is in demand both as a performer and instructor and has received some great reviews:

 “Mixing up genres without pretension, the nimble Stillway moves freely with wit and creative restlessness.” Jazz Times 
“Cerebral jazz with blues roots and humor. Instrumental guitar at its best.” The Oregonian

You can check out more of her playing on her website http://www.jamiestillway.com/

The last Society meeting on April 4th was a lot of fun with plenty of music on offer. It seems that Fernando Sor’s study in B minor has come from nowhere to suddenly top the charts as something of a themeJ. Some of our younger participants are also beginning to make the rest of us sit up and take notice with some lovely performances by Emmanuel and Caleb. Thank you boys! We look forward to greeting more of you at the next meeting and hearing your music.

The agenda for the next meeting is as follows. Please note I will post the music for the ensemble session on the website about a week ahead of the meeting. Please take a look at it and download the parts you wish to play.

Agenda for Monday May 2nd Meeting
7:00p – 7:05pm                 Welcome
7:05p – 7:30pm                 Ensemble – bring your guitar and join in.
7:30p – 8:10pm                 Open Stage – time to get on stage and play for a friendly audience.
BREAK & refreshments
8:20p –9:00pm                  Featured Artist: Jamie Stillway

So please join us if you can for the Spanish Guitar Show at the Majestic, and we look forward to welcoming you at the Guitar Society meeting on May 2nd.
Best Regards

Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society