Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting April 4th, 2022

Our next monthly meeting is on Monday, April 4th, 7:30 – 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.

New Information!
Isaac Engel has joined the Board of the Corvallis Guitar Society!
We have Featured Artists planned for each of the next three Monthly Meetings.
Ryan Walsh is our Featured Artist on the monthly meeting Monday, April 4th, (see details below).
We have Brandon Azbill coming as featured artist on the monthly meeting on May 2nd.
And we have Cameron O’Connor’s OSU Ensemble as featured artists on the monthly meeting June 6th .

The April 4th Monthly Meeting Agenda
Features Open Ensemble, Open Stage, and Featured Artist:
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:10 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: See below for the Guitar Ensemble music – everyone is welcome!
8:10 – 8:35 pm Open Stage: beginners, intermediates, and advanced guitarists are all welcome to come and share their music with us.
8:35 – 8:45 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:30 pm Ryan Walsh Featured Artist

Featured Artist Ryan Walsh
After his graduation at the University of Oregon, Ryan decided to follow the call of his passion and went to Spain, the birthplace of the guitar. He met up with Ricardo Gallen, one of the world’s greatest, living classical guitarist, and this set him upon a path that led to Seville’s renowned Conservatorio Superior, and the unsurpassed tutelage of Paco Cantón.

His repertoire is exceptionally wide and varied, and includes Spanish and South American composers, such as Albéniz, Tárrega, Granados, Sor, Villa-Lobos, Barrios, and Lauro, also more contemporary composers such as Roland Dyens and Leo Brouwer. Other notable composers include, J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Eric Satie, Johann Mertz, Joaquin Malats, Stanley Meyers, Mozart, Aguado, and several of his own pieces! You can check out his website:

We are also going to have the Open Guitar Ensemble in which anyone is welcome to participate, and the Open Stage for anyone to play their own music featuring beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Here are the four pieces of music for the ensemble session:
Martin said to his Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft, Arr. by Andrew Forrest
Spagnoletta, by M. Praetorius (1571-1621), Arr. by Andrew Forrest
The Water is Wide, English/Scottish Folk Song, Arr. by Andrew Forrest
Danza from Cancion Y Danza No.1, by Antonio Pipo, Arr. by Derek Hasted

The pieces for guitar ensemble by Andrew Forrest are free, and open to the public, and you can click on them above and download. In order to get the arrangement by Derek Hasted, email Isaac Engel, our new Board Member: [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.

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