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The Community Guitar Orchestra has 2 sessions per year with 10 meetings each. This ensemble is intended for beginning to intermediate guitarists, teen through adult. Rehearsals for the Spring session are on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 AM. This orchestra is led by Kevin Covney.
Rehearsals (Saturdays 9:30-11:30 AM)
March 14, 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16
(Note: there is no rehearsal on April 11)
Sunday, 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 Community Guitar Orchestra)
Kevin Covney is a classical guitarist and music educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. As a performer, Kevin focuses on preserving the music of Baroque masters such as J.S. Bach, as well as advancing the music of Pan-American 20thCentury composers. His passion for music also finds its way into the public school classrooms and private studios of Cleveland, where he teaches guitar with a focus on differentiated, culturally-conscious instruction. He has collaborated in Upstate New York with groups such as the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Opera Ithaca, and the Ithaca College Madrigal Singers, and has also played in masterclasses for guitarists such as Ricardo Gallen, Ana Vidovic and with Juilliard guitar department chair, Sharon Isbin.
As a music educator, Kevin Covney has taught general music, directed choir, and employed music therapy to students grades Pre-K – 8 at various schools such as Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford, NY and Immaculate Conception School in Ithaca, NY, and most recently as a Teaching Fellow with the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. When he isn’t performing or teaching, you can find Kevin out jogging, or at a local coffee shop.
Kevin received his B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College, where he studied guitar with Award Winning guitarist Pablo Cohen and Jeremy Harting, and is currently pursuing an M.M. in guitar performance with Colin Davin and Grammy Award winning guitarist, Jason Vieaux.