GUITAR ORCHESTRA

SEE SUMMER 2018 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE HERE

Directed by:  Jim Jeffrey, MFA
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
College of the Canyons - Valencia
Pico Canyon Hall, 1st Floor

NO AUDITION REQUIRED FOR SUMMER SESSION.
PLACEMENT WILL BE DETERMINED BY ARTISTIC STAFF
FIRST DAY OF REHEARSAL.  

*PLEASE SEE SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS BELOW*

🎵  WHO MUST AUDITION? (FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS)
(see requirements below)

🎵  All new students must audition and pay audition fees. Audition appointment time will be scheduled upon receipt of completed audition request form and payment of fees.

🎵  WHO DOES NOT NEED TO AUDITION?

SUMMER SESSION PARTICIPANT DO NOT NEED TO AUDITION

🎵  Returning students who participated in Guitar Ensemble during the Spring 2018 semester do not need to audition.  You must complete the online enrollment form prior to your in-person SCVYO registration.  

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (SUMMER SESSION)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS)
The Guitar Ensemble Student:

🎵  Has 1-2 years minimum experience.

🎵  Has the ability to read notes in first position or beyond.

🎵  Has an understanding of rhythms such as 8th notes,16th notes, triplets, key signatures and time signatures.

🎵  Can play basic chords. More advanced players should be able to play 7th and extended chords. (Jazz Chords)

Guitar Ensemble Director, Jim Jeffrey, with Summer '17 musicians says, "It's so fun to work with young people and to see them grow and be inspired. I see such a giant change in the guitar ensemble students every semester and I wish there were more such opportunities for students around the world. If you have any influence in your community encourage your local youth orchestras to start a guitar ensemble. It's a great opportunity for guitarists to work with peers in a larger  setting. 

"Looking forward to next semester!"