GCC Guitar

Official page for the Glendale Community College Guitar Program and GCC Guitar Ensemble Performance scholarships are available to qualified students.

The GCC Guitar Program includes courses in Class Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Studio Class, Fretboard Harmony, and Private Instruction. Classes are open to both music and non-music majors, check the schedule of classes for current availability. The GCC Guitar Program has hosted some of the world's most accomplished artists including William Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, Nikita Koshkin, John W. Duarte, Ad

Operating as usual

04/03/2024

May 3 at GCC: Italian guitarist, composer, and conductor Vito Nicola Paradiso joins us for an evening of his unique compositions reflecting influences from Italy and the USA. Come hear him play solo, with the ensemble, and as conductor. He is one of a kind! GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College

04/02/2024
Berceuse by Luc Lévesque 12/06/2023

Here is a performance of Luc Levesque’s Berceuse with the combined ensembles of ASU and GCC in collaboration with the fabulous Martha Masters from October of this year.

https://youtu.be/CsLgbWrex_I?si=wNzAFvbXugCwVLQJ

GCC Guitar Ensembles perform this Friday, December 8, at 7:30pm in our Performing Arts Center. Music by Luc, Jürg Kindle, Norbert Leclercq, Thomas Flippin, Cory Wong, CHON, and Haunted Shores. 🤘🤘

GCC Guitar GCC Performing Arts ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Berceuse by Luc Lévesque Berceuse by Luc LévesqueGlendale Community College and Arizona State University Guitar Ensembles Chuck Hulihan, conductor Special thanks to ASU Guitar Direct...

08/23/2023

📢 Calling all GCC Music Majors! We will host a beginning of the year welcome meeting this Friday at 10am in MU2 151! Please plan on attending to get important info for the year.

08/10/2023

Rehearsals start August 24 for the Glendale Guitar Orchestra, Thursdays from 5pm-7:30pm MUP169 #30044 Come play your guitar with us and join our community of musicians that’s been going strong for 20 years in the valley. Check us out on YouTube at our GCCGuitar channel. Contact Chuck Hulihan for any questions, we always welcome new members to our group! Chuck Hulihan Glendale Community College GCC Performing Arts

Kalimba-Jürg Kindle 06/10/2023

Here is the most viewed video on our channel, pretty much gets daily views and it’s one of THE most played guitar ensemble pieces, perhaps you guessed it:

#1 Kalimba by Jürg Kindle

https://youtu.be/qhdCQXqGGBM

Jürg Kindle Chuck Hulihan GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College

Kalimba-Jürg Kindle Kalimba by Jürg KindleGCC Guitar EnsembleChuck Hulihan, directorMay 3, 2014Ensemble Showcase ConcertGlendale Community CollegePerforming Arts Centerwww.gccaz...

Tango from "Dance Suite" by Mark Houghton-Arizona Guitar Orchestra 06/10/2023

The most viewed GCC Guitar videos of the past decade. The top two videos are by some of our most prolific and beloved guitar ensemble composers, and both pieces are programmed regularly across the globe. I’d like to think we’ve had a small impact on that fact. Here is another joint project of ASU/GCC/Grand Canyon Guitar Society/Tucson Guitar Society that we called the Arizona Guitar Orchestra

#2 Tango from Dance Suite by Mark Houghton

https://youtu.be/UJ3hT5Oe7so

9th Symphony Productions, LLC GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College Chuck Hulihan Tucson Guitar Society Mark Houghton Grand Canyon Guitar Society Frank Koonce Craig Yarbrough Jose Luis Puerta

Tango from "Dance Suite" by Mark Houghton-Arizona Guitar Orchestra Tango from "Dance Suite" by Mark HoughtonArizona Guitar Orchestra Chuck Hulihan, conductorMusicians from: Glendale Community College, Tucson Guitar Society, ...

"By Chants" by Andrew York - LAGQ and AZGO April 2, 2017 06/10/2023

The most viewed GCC Guitar videos of the past decade. This one was a super collaboration of GCC, ASU, Grand Canyon Guitar Society, and Tucson Guitar Society, all blessed with a marvelous composition by one our greatest guitar composers and the inimitable Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. (This one should have 100k views IMHO)

#3 By Chants by Andrew York
LAGQ with the Arizona Guitar Orchestra

https://youtu.be/O57B24hXsx8

Andrew York LAGQ 9th Symphony Productions, LLC Tucson Guitar Society Grand Canyon Guitar Society Frank Koonce GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College Chuck Hulihan Craig Yarbrough

"By Chants" by Andrew York - LAGQ and AZGO April 2, 2017 "By Chants"-Andrew YorkLos Angeles Guitar QuartetArizona Guitar OrchestraChuck Hulihan, conductorRecorded by 9th Symphony Productions April 2, 2017 at Grace ...

O Trio Magico by Roland Dyens 06/10/2023

Sharing the most viewed GCC Guitar videos of the past decade.

#4 O trio magico by Roland Dyens
Conner Wilson, Nicky Dewberry, Danny Mehmedi

https://youtu.be/QRMFnZzJPCM

Conner Wilson Nick Dewberry Danny Mehmedi Chuck Hulihan 9th Symphony Productions, LLC GCC Performing Arts Glendale Community College

O Trio Magico by Roland Dyens O Trio Magico by Roland Dyens GCC Guitar TrioRecorded live May 3, 2018 at GCC's Performing Arts Center by 9th Symphony Productions www.gccaz.eduwww.facebook....

New York '900-Vito Nicola Paradiso 06/10/2023

Actually looking at YouTube analytics for the first time in a while and thought it would be fun to share the most viewed GCC Guitar videos of the past decade.

#5 New York ‘900 by Vito Nicola Paradiso

New York '900-Vito Nicola Paradiso
https://youtu.be/s5sil70Ksy4

GCC Performing Arts Vito Nicola Paradiso 9th Symphony Productions, LLC Chuck Hulihan Glendale Community College

New York '900-Vito Nicola Paradiso "New York '900" by Vito Nicola ParadisoGCC Gutar OrchestraChuck Hulihan, DirectorDecember 12, 2014GCC Performing Arts Centeraudio:David Thibodeauxvideo: Jake...

04/21/2023

Our last concert of the school year is Sunday April 30 at 2:30pm in the GCC Performing Arts Center. We have never done a Sunday afternoon show, so we’d love your support and attendance for this end of year presentation.

Music from Burkina Faso, ‘the Nine Planets’ by AZ composer Phil Hemmo, pieces by Luc Levesque, Roland Dyens, and Carlos Bonell, acoustic and electric trios, and traditional flamenco Sevillanas and Tangos with GCC Dance.

01/09/2023

Jácome Flamenco

01/09/2023

Jácome Flamenco

Looking forward to this interview Live with The Global Sunday on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 11:30am-1:30pm. All things Dance :-)

For more info visit:

www.JacomeFlamenco.com/calendar

Photo Courtesy: Blushing Cactus Photography

Quartet-Eddie Healy 01/01/2023

Happy New Year!

Here is a recent performance of our Glendale Guitar Orchestra, 'We Wait' by Texas based composer Eddie Healy.

https://youtu.be/Mu6_kp4eTK8

GCC Performing Arts Phoenix Guitar Society Glendale Community College

Quartet-Eddie Healy Quartet....Eddie HealyGlendale Guitar Orchestra Chuck Hulihan, director Recorded LIVE in the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center on December 9,...

09/07/2022

This Sunday at 1:30, Tucson Guitar Quartet at our Phoenix Guitar Society. Two GCC alum and two frequent GCC guests combined to make one superstar quartet, please join us for their afternoon concert.

Phoenix Guitar Society presents live and in concert, the Tucson Guitar Quartet.

Sunday, September 11, 1:30 pm at the First Church UCC 1407 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, Freedom Hall.

PGS is very pleased to host our first concert since the start of COVID.

The Tucson Guitar Quartet are our very special guest and they have a great program of Latin Music. Here is what is on the list.

Suenos Dorados - Jorge Campos
Milonga Mafiosa - Marcelo Coronel
Estampas - Federico Torroba
Sinceridade - Sergio Assad
Grises y Soles - Maximo Pujol
Tierra Mestiza - Gerado Tamez
Costa-Tucson - Edwin Guevara

PGS hosts an open stage for local musicians, where they can perform for an appreciative audience and we will start the event with an open stage followed by our guest artist.

We focus on classical guitar and fingerstyle playing. We encourage guitarists of all ages and abilities to join us. PGS is a not for profit charitable organization and cannot exist without your support.

PGS will ask for a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Please join us for our first live concert since 2019 and hear some really fantastic music.

The Phoenix Guitar Society has developed a statement regarding COVID-19 and Mask requirements. The CDC is not recommending wearing a mask at an indoor event in Maricopa County, PGS will not require wearing a mask or proof of vaccination, to our events at this time. You are always welcome to wear a mask if you desire to do so. PGS will have a box of masks at the door for our indoor events. This policy is subject to change based on community health and safety conditions. The Phoenix Guitar Society continues to follow guidance from the CDC, Maricopa County Health Department and other recognized health advisors.

Phoenix Guitar Society Tucson Guitar Quartet

08/21/2022

Phoenix Guitar Society presents live and in concert, the Tucson Guitar Quartet.

Sunday, September 11, 1:30 pm at the First Church UCC 1407 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, Freedom Hall.

PGS is very pleased to host our first concert since the start of COVID.

The Tucson Guitar Quartet are our very special guest and they have a great program of Latin Music. Here is what is on the list.

Suenos Dorados - Jorge Campos
Milonga Mafiosa - Marcelo Coronel
Estampas - Federico Torroba
Sinceridade - Sergio Assad
Grises y Soles - Maximo Pujol
Tierra Mestiza - Gerado Tamez
Costa-Tucson - Edwin Guevara

PGS hosts an open stage for local musicians, where they can perform for an appreciative audience and we will start the event with an open stage followed by our guest artist.

We focus on classical guitar and fingerstyle playing. We encourage guitarists of all ages and abilities to join us. PGS is a not for profit charitable organization and cannot exist without your support.

PGS will ask for a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Please join us for our first live concert since 2019 and hear some really fantastic music.

The Phoenix Guitar Society has developed a statement regarding COVID-19 and Mask requirements. The CDC is not recommending wearing a mask at an indoor event in Maricopa County, PGS will not require wearing a mask or proof of vaccination, to our events at this time. You are always welcome to wear a mask if you desire to do so. PGS will have a box of masks at the door for our indoor events. This policy is subject to change based on community health and safety conditions. The Phoenix Guitar Society continues to follow guidance from the CDC, Maricopa County Health Department and other recognized health advisors.

Phoenix Guitar Society Tucson Guitar Quartet

Timeline photos 08/10/2022

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08/10/2022

Improve your guitar skills, learn in a group setting, and join a community of musicians at GCC. Class Guitar is a one credit course, with both beginning and continuing sections available that meet twice weekly. Register at www.gccaz.edu Glendale Community College

08/10/2022

Glendale Guitar Orchestra (MUP169) meets Thursdays 5-7:30pm. Rehearsals start August 25, join us and play your guitar! Glendale Community College

You're invited to attend the Artists of Promise Galas 2022 | Paradise Valley Community College 04/20/2022

Come hear GCC guitarist Alan Gomez, one of the 2022 Artists of Promise, perform Thursday at PVCC.

https://www.paradisevalley.edu/events/2022/youre-invited-attend-artists-promise-galas-2022

You're invited to attend the Artists of Promise Galas 2022 | Paradise Valley Community College The Artists of Promise is an annual gala and exhibition honoring the Chancellors’ Award Winners of Maricopa Community Colleges' student competitions in creative writing, dance/choreography, fashion design, film/media arts, music composition, music instrumental, music vocal, theatre design, theatre...

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