After traveling the globe, David Tutmark is ready to the bring the world to his hometown. Owner of the Oregon Guitar Studio, David has decided to hold a concert series at Clackamas Community College. The next show is on Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., and he has some pretty cool guests joining him on stage. You can get more information at his website: siemprelaguitarra.com.
David is a guitarist who was born and raised in the NW and has dedicated his life thus far to the guitar. The name of the series, “Siempre La Guitarra,” essentially sums up David’s relationship with the guitar. Siempre La Guitarra translates to “Always the Guitar” or “Forever the Guitar.”
For David, this is very true in that he has always had the guitar in his life, and the pursuit of excellence in the guitar world has been a lifelong goal. This drive manifests in many ways, including being a performer, teacher, and now presenter. These three areas all work together to create the best contribution to the music community that David Tutmark personally has to offer.
Cameron O’Connor, whose playing has been described as “stunning and emotive” (Eugene Register-Guard), enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, contemporary, and popular music.
His performances have been featured in films, from James Franco’s Don Quixote to Some Kind of Spark (a documentary made on The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program) to Scott Tennant’s instructional classic Pumping Nylon, and on radio broadcasts such as KPFK’s Global Village, KingFM’s Northwest Live!, Portland All-Classical, and American Public Media’s Performance Today. His articles and music are published by LACG Editions.
O’Connor also performs regularly in musical theatre productions on electric guitar, banjo, and mandolin, and now serves as full-time faculty of Oregon State University.
O’Connor was a full scholarship recipient at CSU Northridge, where he studied with Ron Borczon; the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied with Sharon Isbin; and at the USC Thornton School of Music under William Kanengiser. Upon completion of that degree, the Thornton School designated him as Outstanding Doctoral Graduate.