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
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/en/product/eternal-flame-0764313.html?aff_id=741617

2. La Bamba by Los Lobos
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/en/product/la-bamba-22376277.html?aff_id=741617

3. Lay All Your Love on Me
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/en/product/lay-all-your-love-on-me-22582915.html?aff_id=741617

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: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

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:
https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/

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

Corvallis Guitar Society Events in January 2024

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

  • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday January 8th, 2024 (second Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
  • Travis Johnson is our Featured Artists for January 8th – He has a Master’s Degree in Music, and teaches in Portland, Oregon; between his teaching practice and his new business, Travis enjoys songwriting, composing, and playing music with his friends 😊
  • 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 January 8th at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
  • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday January 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 Fellows.

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, January 8th, 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 – 8:05 pm Travis Johnson Featured Artists
8: 05 – 8:15 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:15 – 8:45 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome to play in the group!
8:45 – 9:15 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.

Featured Artist Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Travis studied acoustic and fingerstyle guitar from a young age. He performed with local and regional orchestras, competed regionally and nationally, and recorded his first album by the time he was 13.
With a generous scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, he holds Bachelor of Music Performance degree with Honors in Musicianship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music Performance degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Since 2017, Travis has been teaching music lessons back home in Portland, Oregon. In 2021, he started to design and build an instrument support device that is now the AUX Instrument Support. Between his teaching practice and his new business, Travis enjoys songwriting, composing, and playing music with his friends.

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: https://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/quartets/

All three are quartets, and all have online recordings; here is access to each piece:

Ensemble Scores & Parts
1. The Greenwood Tree, arranged for guitar quartet by Andrew Forrest
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0008GreenwoodTree.pdf
2. The Coolin, arranged for guitar quartet by Andrew Forrest
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0194Coolin.pdf
3. The Sage Leaf, arranged for guitar quartet by Andrew Forrest
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Scores/Quartets/Q0047SageLeaf.pdf

Online Recordings of Three Ensemble Pieces
All three pieces have an online recording on Forrest Guitar Ensembles that you can use to practice along with:
1. The Greenwood Tree
The recording is available here:
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/GreenwoodTree.mp3
2. The Coolin
The recording is available here:
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Coolin.mp3
3. The Sage Leaf
The recording is available here:
http://forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Sageleaf.mp3

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: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

    Times are as follows:
    Second 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.

    Happy New Year and Enjoy!
    Best Regards
    Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society

    Corvallis Guitar Society Events in May 2023

    Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork

    Summary

    • Our next Guitar Society Meeting is on Monday May 1st 2023 (first Monday of the month) at Odd Fellows Hall and will begin at 7:15 pm
    • George England is our wonderful Featured Artists for the May 1st who resides in New York City where he performs and teaches classical and modern guitar!
    • 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, private lessons, and ensemble at Odd Fellows on Monday May 1st at 6:00pm run by Isaac Engel.
    • The second After School Guitar Program is on Monday May 15th at 6:00pm run by Zoe Moulton, and she is now also providing The Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages from 7:00pm to 7:30pm at Odd Fellows.
    • In addition, Isaac Engel will perform at Corazón Wine Bar in downtown Corvallis at 5:00pm on Friday April 21st. And Zoe Moulton and Stan Lyakhov will also perform at Corazón Wine Bar in downtown Corvallis at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 2nd.

    Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting

    Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, May 1st , 7:15pm – 9:15pm
    Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. The entrance door is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.
    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 George England Featured Artist

    Featured Artist George England

    A native of Northern California, George Benton England resides in New York City where he performs and teaches classical and modern guitar, and theory. His concerts feature a balance of old and new repertoire, spanning several style periods and highlight rare works as well as established favourites. George usually includes one or two works on a program that are best described as “avante garde” and challenge the mainstream views of classical music. Most of the work he performs comes from composers like Bach, Villa-Lobos, Fernando Sor, Mozart, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Antonio Lauro, among many others, and sometimes performs on theorbo (a very long 17th century lute with 14 strings!) in addition to modern guitar and a 19th century guitar. It will be great to listen to George performing for us!

    Open Guitar Ensemble
    Isaac Engle 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, let Isaac Engel know as soon as you can – 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 three of the pieces for guitar ensemble are free, and open to the public. Click on them to download.

    Ensemble Scores & Parts
    1) Habanera from Carmen Act 1, by Georges Bizet. Arranged for guitar quartet by Lou Warde
    This ensemble score is available to download:
    https://corvallisguitarsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Habanera-by-Georges-Bizet-1.pdf

    Online Recordings of Each Ensemble Piece
    All three pieces have an online recording that you can use to practice:

    1) Habanera from Carmen Act 1, by Georges Bizet. Arranged for guitar quartet. The recording is available on the Guitar Classroom Website. Stroll down on the website to the “Arrangements for Quartet”, then click on Habanera and see the recording :
    http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html

    2) Berceuse from Dolly Sweet Opus 56, by Gabriel Faure
    This is a performance on YouTube which you can play along with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gufAISfrZfQ

    3) Serenade (Ständchen), by Franz Schubert
    The recording is available on Andrew Forrest’s website:
    http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/resources/Sounds/Quartets/Standchen.mp3
    Note: You can reduce the tempo of each online recording piece by clicking on the three dots in the center of the screen, then click Play Back Speed, then reduce to 0.75 or 0.5 etc.

    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 😊

    After School Guitar Program & Community Beginning Lesson

    Zoe Moulton 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.
    Zoe has also introduced Community Beginning Lesson for people of all ages, so anyone can come for this lesson.
    Feel free to come along and meet up with Zoe 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 Zoe on [email protected] or phone 541 602 3928, or contact Isaac Engel [email protected] or phone 971 718 4535 and you can view his website: https://isaacengelmusic.com/

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

    Additional Events This Month

    Isaac Engel will perform at Corazón Wine Bar in downtown Corvallis at 5:00pm on Friday April 21st and Zoe Moulton and Stan Lyakhov will also perform live Spanish Guitar at Corazón Wine Bar at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 2nd. Corazón is a Spanish-themed wine bar, wine shop, wine tasting room, lounge, and event space. It has a classy ambience about having guitars play there!
    Location is: 208 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, 1 minute walk from New Morning Bakery.

    Enjoy!

    Best Regards
    Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society