December 2018: Corvallis Guitar Society Newsletter

The Opening Corvallis Guitar Society Winter Concert, this Saturday December 15th, 3-4pm at Corvallis-Benton County Library

 “Bringing Local Guitarists out of the Woodwork”

As we approach the end of the year, the grand finale for 2018 will be the opening Winter Guitar Series Concert at the Corvallis-Benton County Library this Saturday December 15th from 3- 4pm featuring the Corvallis Guitar Society Group Ensemble along with solos and duets from Guitar Society members. The concert takes in music from all over the world and from many different musical eras. Traditional melodies, folk songs, and carols are included and the ensemble will be performing the world premier of two Catalonian carols arranged for the Guitar Society by Oregonian composer Jason Heald.

Entrance is FREE and open to the public.

If you want to know more about the program, check out the website:


Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis

Free & Open to the Public

Dear Guitar Friends,

The first Guitar Society meeting of 2019 welcomes Oregonian David Tutmark as our featured artist. David is a classical guitarist actively performing in the Pacific Northwest and is known for his visceral yet polished style of playing, and consistently delivers captivating performances of traditional and contemporary classical guitar.  

Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University.  After earning a Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from PSU, David began a busy performance career, giving over 300 performances between 2012-2015 alone.  Today David continues to maintain a busy schedule as a performer and teacher of guitar. 

Check out David’s website where you can also listen to some of the lovely music he plays.

The January 7th meeting will also include a Guitar Ensemble session which, following the winter concert, will feature new music that will be posted to the website one week ahead of the meeting. Check out the scores online, download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome.

AGENDA MONDAY January 7th 2018
7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome
7:05 – 7:40 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.

7:45 – 8:10 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:10 – 8:20 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:20 – 9:00 pm Featured Artist: David Tutmark

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.

I look forward to seeing you on December 15th at our first Winter Concert,

Best Regards

Jon Sharp

President, Corvallis Guitar Society