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The Cleveland Guitar Orchestra has 2 sessions per year, each with 10 scheduled meetings, led by expert director James Flood. Rehearsals for the Spring session will be held on Sunday afternoons from 1:15-2:45 PM. This is our most advanced orchestra.
If you are a new member, before paying please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free session with James Flood to determine placement in the ensemble. This orchestra is designed for those who have at least one year of lessons up to those who play at an advanced level.
Rehearsals (Sundays 1:15-2:45 PM)
March 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17
(Note: there is no rehearsal on April 12)
May 24 (rehearsal time TBD & 3:00 PM concert) – St. Francis Chapel at John Carroll University
Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Cost and Deadline
The cost of the orchestra is $150, which includes all 10 sessions, sheet music, etc. Payment must be made by February 14. Payment can be made by phone with a credit card (216-905-9348), by mail with a check (address below), or online (top left corner of this page) by adding the membership to your cart and checking out
Please send checks to:
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
PO Box 19162
Cleveland OH 44119
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(Director of the Cleveland Guitar Orchestra)
James Flood received his Bachelor’s (’89) and Master’s (’93) degrees in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where, for his Master’s degree, he was a student of Manuel Barrueco. He has also studied with David Tanenbaum, Julian Gray, and Ray Chester. He has performed solo recitals in Baltimore, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Wheeling, West Virginia, where he performed as a soloist with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
James Flood has conducted numerous choirs at posts including the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, his own Sacred Arts Chamber Choir, and at his current post, St. Clement Church in Lakewood. He also directs the Lyceum Schola Cantorum at the Lyceum School in South Euclid, which has been praised by the Chant Cafe: “[Flood] has managed to turn a random group of high school kids into a world-class liturgical choir right in the heart of America. Incredible.”
Mr. Flood has taught private guitar lessons at numerous schools, including Gettysburg College and Morgan State University. In 1999, he received a grant from Gettysburg College to research new avenues to further more ergonomically effective classical guitar technique. Today he teaches exclusively out of his own private studio, James Flood Guitar Lessons. Mr. Flood resides in Lakewood with his wife and six children.