The Guitar Orchestra within the PSU Music program is a large university orchestra ensemble available to majors, non-majors, and community members. With an emphasis on classical guitar, this ensemble is challenging, with intensive practice and preparation.

Guitar students in performance

Build your skills

Guitar Orchestra members participate in a rigorous practice and performance schedule, helping you refine your time management skills as you balance ensemble obligations with your larger course of study. It is also where you'll bond with your fellow guitar students, learning to rely on each other as a group.

Guitar orchestra in performance

Performance Opportunities

Each quarter there are 2-3 performances. In addition, each year the Guitar Orchestra will usually travel to various festivals and competitions. Contact Jesse McCann for the audition schedule.

Jesse McCann headshot

Jesse McCann - Guitar Area Coordinator

A top prize solo winner, Jesse has also led two award-winning guitar trios and is currently a member of the Oregon Guitar Quartet. He has had the privilege of studying with some of the world's leading guitarists and composers including Dusan Bogdanovic, Denis Azabagic, Jason Vieux, and David Tanenbaum.