The PSU Guitar Orchestra


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.


Build Your Skills

Because of the rigorous practice and performance schedule, you will refine your time management skills and learn personal discipline as you balance this university orchestra experience with other components in the music program. It is also where you will bond with your fellow guitar students and learn to rely on each other, jelling as a group.

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
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.