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 2019-20 season of the GST Orchestra will allow for an exploration of diverse music. Amateurs, students and professional guitarists of all ages are welcome to join our group to enhance their ensemble playing in terms of listening skills, coordination, and communication. Cultivating a well-rounded approach towards our repertoire, we will address technical and musical challenges, making the most of our rehearsals and delving into practical aspects which can also be applied to members’ individual development. Furthermore, any interested member of the GST Orchestra will have the chance to perform as a soloist in the Winter and Spring recitals. This season will be my third year conducting the GST Orchestra and I look forward to sharing a meaningful 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 at St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St., across from Roy Thomson Hall.  Enter through Simcoe St. door, take elevator to the second floor, room 207.  Accessible from the St. Andrew’s subway station.

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 through this form.    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:  St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 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)

First Term – 2019
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
November 3, 10, 24
December 1
Winter Recital (TBC): December 6 or7

Second Term – 2020
January 12, 19
February 2, 23
March 8, 22
April 5, 19
Toronto Guitar Weekend Performance: Saturday April 25
Spring Recital (TBC): May 2 or 3

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, where he is a doctoral candidate 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.