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Guitar Ensemble Invitational

Saturday, April 27th 

We're happy to announce the first ever

LGS Guitar Ensemble Invitational & Concert! 

We are honored to be hosting the Piedmont Guitar Orchestra, under the direction of Kami Rowan,

for an amazing collaboration with the Louisville Guitar Orchestra, directed by Kayla Hibbs, for a concert at our Guitar Ensemble Invitational this April.  


We want you to be a part of this concert too! 

Join us for a day full of activities centered around guitar ensembles and play in the concert

with these wonderful ensembles!

Open to solo players & guitar ensembles of all sizes!

Bring a school group, a small chamber group, or bring yourself, and join us for workshops, coachings, and an En Masse Guitar Orchestra piece.


Morning Session

The first session of the day will include ensemble coachings with our phenomenal guest artists and workshops.

Sign your group to receive a half hour coaching with one of our guest artists and get instruction on the piece of your choice.

All ensembles that sign up for coachings will be offered 5 minutes of play time during the concert at the end of the day.


Ensembles signed up for the full day are invited to join us for a provided lunch and meet-and-greet between the sessions. Come meet other guitarists and ensembles from the area!

Evening Session

The evening session will include a rehearsal for the En Masse Guitar Orchestra piece, conducted by Kami Rowan, time for individual ensemble rehearsal, and the culminating concert.

This concert will feature the special collaboration between the Louisville and Piedmont Guitar orchestras, a piece performed the En Masse Guitar Orchestra with 60+ players, and performances by guitar ensembles from local high schools and colleges. 


Full Schedule: 
*Subject to Change*

Morning Session:
9:30 Check-In Opens 
10:00-12:00 Ensemble Coachings & Workshops
12:00-1:30 Lunch (Provided with Full Day Registration) & Meet and Greet

Evening Session:
2:00-3:00 Individual Ensemble Rehearsals
3:15-4:00 En Masse Rehearsal
4:00-5:30 Dinner Break
5:30-6:30 Dress Rehearsal/Sound Check 
6:30 Audience Seating Begins
7:00 Concert 

Workshops (Free & Open to the Public)

10:00 am: Beginning/Intermediate Technique - Kayla Hibbs

Join Kayla Hibbs in tackling the often confusing realm of beginning and intermediate classical guitar technique. Leave with solutions for the practice room for years to come.

10:30 am: Fun with 4 - Tim Blunk

Join Tim Blunk in pairing every combination of all four left and right hand fingers together in a series of simple yet highly effective exercises and one easy to read handout.

11:00 am: Musical Aerobics - Xavier Jara

Do you want dazzling dynamics, toasty tone, and phat phrasing? Try Xavi’s musical aerobics for exercises in shaping technical realities with musical rhetoric.

*All workshops will be free and open to public! Feel free to come participate, no registration required.

Donations to help fund this event and future LGS events are always appreciated*

Guitar Ensemble Invitational Concert - 7:00 PM


A collaboration between the: 

  The Louisville Guitar Orchestra & The Piedmont Guitar Orchestra

  Directed by: Kayla Hibbs & Kami Rowan

- En Masse Guitar Orchestra

 Directed by: Kami Rowan

 Acadian Suite - arr. Romana Hartmetz 

 (Parts 1-3 available. Please pick your preferred part in your registration application)

- Event Registered and other local guitar ensembles

2024 Guest Artists


Stephen Mattingly
University of Louisville 

Kami Rowan
Guilford College

*Click the pictures for more info on each of our guest artists*

All events will be held at: 
Youth Performing Arts School
1517 S 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40208

Workshops, Rehearsals, & Coachings will be
held in the main building.

*The Concert will be held in the 
Polly St. Clair Recital Hall*




To register please download and fill out the applicable Google Sheets Form linked below and email it to

Please use "Guitar Ensemble Invitational Registration" as the subject of your email.


Group/Ensemble Registration Form

Individual/En Masse Only Registration Form

Payment may be made by check purchased order mailed to the address below or by credit/debit card using the buttons below. 

Louisville Guitar Society

Attn: Dr. Stephen Mattingly

University of Louisville, School of Music

Louisville, KY  40292

Full Day Registration (open to ensembles) - $20 per person

Includes Morning & Evening Sessions: 

-Ensemble Coaching & 5 Minutes of Playing Time in the Concert


-En Masse Piece Participation

En Masse Orchestra Only Registration (open to individual participants) - $10 per person

Includes Evening Session:

-Participation in the En Masse Orchestra rehearsal and concert performance

All workshops free and open to the public

Purchase tickets to the 7pm Guitar Ensemble Invitational Concert
using the button below!

We will only be accepting cash at the door - A QR Code will be provided to purchase tickets online using a credit card

General Admission - $10
*All tickets are GA - Assigned seats are not enforced*

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