Upcoming Guitar Society Meeting, Monday October 3rd

The next Guitar Society meeting will be on Monday October 3rd. It will take place as usual on the third floor of Gracewinds Music, Downtown Corvallis (please use rear entrance). I am delighted to welcome classical guitarist Scott Kritzer from Portland as our featured artist for the evening. Scott is an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed guitarist with a long concert career including performances at Carnegie Hall and the renowned Wigmore Hall in London. This is a great opportunity to hear, talk to, and learn from a true professional with a rich career. Don’t miss it!

You can find out more about Scott Kritzer on his website: http://scottkritzer.com/

We will begin the meeting with a group ensemble session in which everyone is invited to participate. The ensemble will include beginner to intermediate level music – don’t feel like you need to be an expert, just bring your guitar along and join in; the only objective is to have some fun trying to play some music together! The scores will be posted to the website a week ahead of time so feel free to download it and decide what part(s) you wish to play.

The ensemble session will be followed by an open stage session where everyone is invited to get on stage and share some music with us. All ages and ability levels are welcome.

The agenda for the October 3rd Meeting is as follows:
7:00 – 7:05pm      Welcome
7:05pm to 7:30pm Open Ensemble: bring your guitar, footstool and join in. Music can be downloaded from the website one week ahead of time.
7:30 – 8:10pm Open Stage: please share your music with us – all ages and abilities welcome
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20pm – 9pm Featured Artist Scott Kritzer

Jazz Guitar and Ukulele Workshop & Concert

There are two workshops coming up in Corvallis in September:

Firstly a jazz workshop on Wednesday September 14th at 7:30pm will take place at The Fingerboard Extension on 2nd St. featuring jazz guitarist David Becker. David will be doing an educational workshop on Heritage Jazz guitars. This event is free.

Secondly, Hawaiian Ukulele master Kimo Hussey will conduct a Ukulele workshop on Saturday 24th between 2:00pm and 6:00pm and a concert on Sunday 25th September at 4pm. Both events will be at the Corvallis Friends Meeting House, 3311 Polk Ave. These events will feature Ukuleles made by Corvallis Luthier Pat Megowan. The workshop costs $60 and the concert $40. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com.


August 2016 Newsletter

Dear Guitar Friends,
Thank you to all of you who came to see the Jaxon Williams concert last month at the Troubadour in downtown Corvallis. It was wonderful to hear such a great young talent perform here in town and I am sure this is not the last we will see of him. Jaxon is a Fulbright Scholar who is now heading down to the University of Southern California where he will begin his Doctorate studies with William Kannengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and we wish him all the very best.

Over the summer there have been some changes to the Corvallis Guitar Society Board:

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