GUITAR ORCHESTRA
MONDAYS
6:00PM - 9:00PM

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
PICO CANYON HALL, ROOM 107

Jim Jeffrey, MFA

REHEARSALS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 16TH - SEE SCHEDULE

APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR
LATE AUDITIONS & REGISTRATION

The Guitar Orchestra learns and performs arrangements of Classical, Jazz, World, Folk, Movie, Holiday and occasionally Pop music. Students are welcome to play the type of guitar they are most comfortable with and/or want to challenge themselves to get better on, including Classical (nylon), Steel string acoustic, Electric and Bass. We are also open to students performing on Mandolin, Banjo, instruments from around the world and other guitar-like instruments.

➤ LATE AUDITIONS & REGISTRATION BEING ACCEPTED.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!
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WHO MUST AUDITION? 
(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?

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

MINIMUM GUITAR ORCHESTRA SKILL LEVEL &
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

1-2 years minimum experience

Ability to read musical notation in first position or beyond 

Understanding of rhythms such as 8th notes,16th notes, triplets, key signatures and time signatures

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

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in their school music program, where available

▶︎ All auditions are to be unaccompanied.

▶︎ Audition Processing Fee must be received in order to schedule your appointment

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!"