The Ottawa Guitar Society is an organization of classical guitar enthusiasts and players. It was originally formed in the late 60’s in Ottawa and has presented many years of world class guitar concerts and functions for its members. Unfortunately, the OGS became somewhat inactive in the mid to late 90’s due to lowered membership and interest.
In of March 2004, a dedicated group of guitar professionals, students and enthusiasts started to reform the society. These include some of the most prominent professional guitarists in the Outaouais area as well as serious students of the guitar.
There is an excellent base of interested people here in Ottawa, and working together we believe we can make the reformed guitar society a great success.
Everyone interested in the guitar is welcome, from the enthusiast, to the beginner, to the professional concert artist.
It is our goal to unite our community in friendship so that the beauty, richness and fun of the guitar can be experienced by all. We will be hosting concerts, member events and outreach programs including a student guitar orchestra that any aspiring guitarist may apply to join.
If you were a veteran member of the old Ottawa guitar society, or this is a brand new interest for you, we hope you will want to be involved.
Click here for the 2022-2023 season brochure!
OGS Executive 2022/2023
President: Grégoire Gagnon
Secretary: Adam Cicchillitti
Treasurer: Nathan Bredeson
Board Members and Program Officers
Nathan Bredeson – email co-ordinator
Greg Schneider – OGS guitar orchestra
Nicolas Migneault – composition competition
Adam Cicchilitti – social media, marketing, young artist series
Louis Trépanier – Artistic Director, main concert series
Ian Breukelaar – Open Mic Night co-ordinator
Corporate information and documents
mailing address: 1 Centennial Boulevard, Ottawa ON K1S 0M6
Constitution and By-laws
Constitution of the Ottawa Guitar Society
By-Law 1 Ottawa Guitar Society JAN 2018
M-V-O Values and Declaration of Services (Mission, Vision, and Objectives)
Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy
Compliments, Complaints, Comments and Concerns Protocol
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility