URGENT: Changes to Corvallis Guitar Society Event November 7th 2022

  • Odd Fellows Ballroom is not available tonight because the heating system is not working, and the Ballroom is cold.
  • Therefore, the Featured Artist Concert by João Kouyoumdjianis now taking place at Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, just down the road from Odd Fellows. https://troubadourmusiccenter.com/
  • Plan on coming to see João Kouyoumdjian performing at Troubadour Music Center where the door will be open at 7:30 pm and it will be free and open to the public as usual. The concert will start at 8:00 pm.
  • The Guitar Society Ensemble, Open Stage, and the After Schools Guitar Program planned for today with Isaac Engel are all cancelled and they will return on the first Monday of next month, 5th December.
  • However, the program planned for the third Monday of this month run by Zoe Moulton, November 21st, is still planned:
    • 6:00pm to 6:50pm is the After School Guitar Program group lesson
    • 7:00pm to 7:30pm is the Community Beginning group lesson

Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

Guitar Society Meeting June 6th 2022 Was Great!

Our Monthly Meeting at Odd Fellows Hall featured a very good ensemble session led by Isaac Engel, and a great Open Stage session also featuring Isaac and his Fiancé Leah Burleson playing guitar/cello duet.

Then Cameron O’Connor led the OSU Ensemble Featured Artist Concert, and it was WONDERFUL!

Thank you everyone for coming, playing, and enjoying the event. We will now take a break over the summer, and our monthly meetings will start up again on Monday September 12th 2022. Look forward to seeing you then.

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

Other Events: David Rogers, Classical Crossover Guitar

Philomath, OR–solo guitarist David Rogers performs a concert Friday, July 29 at 6:00pm Cardwell Hill Cellars, 24241 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath, OR 97370 (541) 929-9463, Admission: $10.00 cover  [email protected]  https://cardwellhillwine.com

More details of David’s event is on the “Other Events” neighbouring TAB

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting 7:00pm, June 6th, 2022

Bringing Local Guitarists Out of the Woodwork


  • We have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the Guitar Society monthly meeting June 6th
  • Isaac Engle will be running the Ensemble Session, and the music is available here on the website
  • Joaquin Gallegos is a Concert Flamenco Guitarist from Santa Fe New Mexico. He is visiting us on June 6th, and is going to play in the Open Stage session
  • This meeting will start at 7:00pm June 6th (30 minutes early) to facilitate plenty of people performing!

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting
Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday, June 6th, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

At this point, masks are no longer required at the monthly meetings.

The agenda features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artists:
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:35 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:15 – 8:25 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:25 – 9:30 pm Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble Featured Artists

Featured Artist: Cameron O’Conner’s OSU Ensemble
The OSU Guitar Ensemble performs a smorgasbord of music for large and small ensembles, featuring premieres of Cameron O’Connor’s arrangements for guitar orchestra and including excerpts from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (with vocalist), American and Brazilian folksongs, and a Queen medley. Music for guitar duo, trio, and quartet is also featured (music ranging from Fernando Sor to Joe Hisaishi’s Japanese film soundtracks). There’s something for everyone in this fantastically diverse program! 

Open Stage
The Open Stage is available for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced. It is also going to include a special guest artist Joaquin Gallegos! Joaquin is a Concert Flamenco Guitarist from Santa Fe New Mexico, and he has concerts in Seattle before coming down and checking out our Society meeting. He just released a new album, and you can learn more about him here: http://joaquingallegos.com/

Open Guitar Ensemble
Isaac Engle is running the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate.

Here are the three pieces of music for the ensemble session.
The scores for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest and Lou Warde are free, and open to the public: CLICK on Gymnopédie & Greek Dance to download the music:

Eternal Flame, by The Bangles (1988) Arr: by Derek Hasted
Gymnopédie No. 1  by Erik Satie (1888), Arr. by Lou Warde
Greek Dance by Andrew Forrest

In order to get the Eternal Flame arrangement by Derek Hasted, email Isaac Engel, [email protected] . When you look at the pieces, decide which part you wish to play, let Isaac know as soon as you can, and bring the music with you to the Guitar Society meeting.

You can practice your parts ahead of time with online recordings:

  1. Eternal Flame:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqVvQfdNzeE
  2. Gymnopédie No. 1: http://www.theguitarclassroom.com/guitar-ensemble.html
  3. Greek Dance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTprI_fv68

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


Best Regards
Jon Sharp, President Corvallis Guitar Society