GST Orchestra

The Guitar Society of Toronto Orchestra is supported by a generous grant from
The Kenneth G. Mills Foundation

A message from director Leonardo Munoz:

The 2017/18 season of the GST Orchestra will offer plenty of exciting and fun activities. Guitarists of different levels and ages are welcome to join us with the aim of sharing their love for music and improving their skills by performing with others. Skills, such as communication, coordination, listening, and counting, are intrinsic aspects of ensemble playing that will help us shape a sense of team. Moreover, through the study and practice of solo or small chamber groups, all of you will have performance opportunities to hone your musicianship in an integral way. I look forward to having a wonderful musical time with all of you!

Who is the Guitar Orchestra for and when can I get started?

The orchestra is geared towards guitarists of all levels and we’re all set to begin again this Fall.

All rehearsals take place conveniently in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, at 686 Broadview Ave, just south of Danforth.  Rehearsal dates below.

Participation is $200 for the year for both the Fall & Spring terms. To join the group simply email the director, Leonardo Munoz, at orchestra@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com with your name, email address, mailing address, playing level, and teacher if applicable. Then make your registration payment here. Payment is made through Canada Helps.   Payment can also be made in cash or by cheque at the first rehearsal.

For all other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important Information

Orchestra Director: Leonardo Munoz – email orchestra@guitarsocietyoftoronto.com
Rehearsal location: 686 Broadview Ave, just south of Danforth (map)
Rehearsals: A total of 16 two-hour rehearsals, plus two recitals and a performance at the Toronto Guitar Weekend.

Rehearsal Dates: (All on Sundays 2-4pm)

2017 – First Term
Sept. 10, 24
Oct. 1, 15, 29
Nov. 12, 26
Dec. 3
Holiday Concert:
Dec. 10
2018 – Second Term
Jan. 7, 21
Feb. 4, 18
Mar. 4, 18
Apr. 8, 15 (Date to be confirmed)
Toronto Guitar Weekend performance:
April 21
Spring Concert:
May – date TBD

About Leonardo Munoz

Leonard Munoz

Leonardo Munoz was born in Santiago, Chile. He graduated with honours from the Institute of Music of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where he studied with guitarist and composer Alejandro Peralta. He also holds an M.A. in Hispanic Music (Musicology) and an MBA in Cultural Management from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Thanks to a full scholarship granted by the Government of Chile, he pursued an M.A. in music performance with the Spanish guitarist Ricardo Gallén at the University of Extremadura, Spain. Another Chilean grant has allowed Leonardo to join the DMA program in performance at the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto, under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey McFadden. With several years of teaching experience, Leonardo has served as T. A. at the Faculty of Music in two courses:  Instrumental Performance Practice and Guitar Orchestra.