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The Cleveland Youth Guitar Orchestra is for teens/kids grades 7-12 (younger students with significant experience may be considered). Rehearsals for the Fall session will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM. This orchestra is led by Rodrigo Lara Alonso.
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Rehearsals (Saturdays 9:30-11:00 AM)
Oct 5, 12, 19
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23
(Note: there are no rehearsals on Oct 26 & Nov 30)
Dec 15 – Rehearsal (time TBD) & Performance (3:00 PM) @ St. Paul Lutheran Church (27993 Road, Westlake, OH 44145)
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 September 7. 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 Youth Guitar Orchestra)
Rodrigo Lara Alonso holds music degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Indiana University. He is currently completing a doctoral degree in music education at the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked for nine years as a professor at UNAM and is fluent in three languages.
Rodrigo has extensive experience conducting guitar orchestras, and directs the guitar ensemble Octeto Sicarú, which has won 17 competition prizes in six different countries.
Rodrigo recently moved to Cleveland to join the faculty of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society Education Program.