Community Guitar Orchestra

Details for the Fall 2024 session of Community Guitar Orchestra are below.

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The Community Guitar Orchestra has two sessions per year with ten meetings each. This ensemble is intended for beginning to intermediate guitarists, teen through adult.

Fall 2023 Community Guitar Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule

(Saturdays 10:00-11:00am)
September 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4,11,18
December 10: Community Guitar Orchestra Performance

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Rehearsal Location

Location: Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Cost and Deadline

Registration for Fall Guitar Orchestra is closed. Please join our email list for updates on spring registration.

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About Tom Ray

(Director of Community Guitar Orchestra)

Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Baldwin Wallace University, studying under Dr. Loris Chobanian and has his Master’s degree in classical guitar at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin. His musical influences and teaching styles cover a broad cross-section, including shred, classical, blues, jazz, rock, finger style, and more.

Tom has taught guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting, and theory to students of all ages for more than 15 years in Cleveland at Aurora School of Music, in New York City at Encore Music Lessons and Music, Dance & Art School of Douglaston, and in New Jersey at Believe in Music Studio. While in Austin, he was hired to take over a well-established studio at Don’t Stop Rockin’ and helped the studio expand while participating in rock and roll camps designed to give young musicians real-world experience in the field of music performance.

Tom has performed in many different settings including performing Concerto for Electric Guitar, which was composed for him by Dr. Chobanian. He has also performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City, played the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, and has performed in over 50 pit orchestras. Since returning to Cleveland after a decade away, Tom has performed in the pit for “Kinky Boots” at BW, is performing as a jazz duo with his wife playing weekly brunch at District in Playhouse Square, and has performed at The Cleveland Museum of Art.