Guitar Orchestras

Guitar Orchestras are a great way for players of all ages and skill levels in the Greater Cleveland Area to learn, play, and perform. Each fall and spring CCGS offers three guitar orchestras.

Registration for all Fall Guitar Orchestra sessions begins July 29th and ends August 29th.


CLEVELAND GUITAR ORCHESTRA- Rehearsals begin October 2, 2022

This is our most advanced orchestra.

The Cleveland Guitar Orchestra has two sessions per year, each with ten scheduled meetings, led by expert director James Flood. Rehearsals for the Fall 2022 session are on Sunday afternoons from 1:15-2:45 PM.


COMMUNITY GUITAR ORCHESTRA- Rehearsals begin October 1, 2022

This ensemble is intended for beginning to intermediate guitarists, teen through adult.

The Community Guitar Orchestra has two sessions per year, each with ten scheduled meetings, led by expert director Tom Ray.  Rehearsals for the Fall 2022 session are on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM. 


YOUTH GUITAR ORCHESTRA- Rehearsals begin October 1, 2022

This ensemble is for teens/kids grades 7-12 (younger students with significant experience may be considered).

The Cleveland Youth Guitar Orchestra has two sessions per year, each with ten scheduled meetings, led by expert director Craig Slagh. Rehearsals for the Fall 2022 session will be on Saturday afternoons from 3:00-4:00.


Not sure which orchestra is best for you?
Please message us at info@cleguitar.org.

For recitals at John Carroll University, please note that although the general campus address is listed as 1 John Carroll Blvd, the recitals are held in the St Francis Chapel. When driving to campus, you can either enter from the main entrance at Warrensville Circle (once you pass the guard gate follow the road to the right and all the way down until it dead ends at the Belvoir lot), or from the Belvoir Rd entrance which leads right into the Belvoir lot. After parking in the Belvoir lot, you’ll enter the building closest to Belvoir Rd, which will say Recreation Complex (or Lombardo Student Center or Natatorium). Enter from the door that faces the parking lot, and follow the hallway to your left until you come to a set of stars that leads down to the chapel.