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Guitar Orchestra

Audition-based guitar orchestra for Suzuki students in Book 4+ (approximately ages 10–17)


Guitar Orchestra offers advanced classical guitar students the unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow guitarists in an ensemble setting. This orchestra is designed for the motivated classical guitarist interested in collaborating with other guitarists and performing guitar-orchestra repertoire, including Vivaldi Concerti and Handel Watermusic selections, Joplin Ragtime pieces, and Inti Illimani selections. The guitar orchestra is comprised of octave, alto, and contrabass guitars, as well as the traditional classical guitar. The various instruments will be loaned out to participating students. Guitar Orchestra performs twice annually: fall and spring.

Guitar Ochestra

Tuition per yearRehearsal locationRehearsal schedule
$105 for HCD private-lesson students/$300 for othersUnited Universalist Church, Fern St. W. HartfordMondays, 6−7 p.m.
A $25 registration fee may apply.


Auditions for this academic-year ensemble are held annually in June. At the audition, students are expected to perform scales, a solo or etudes demonstrating current skill level, and sight-read a piece (provided at the audition).

Our Audition Festival page provides specific age/instrument appropriate guidance on the requirements. While you should consult with your teacher about appropriate repertoire, please feel free to contact us with questions about audition guidelines and expectations.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or