Student / Alumni Stories

At the Aron Green ASTA Los Angeles Guitar Competition in 2017, the following students received awards in the following divisions.

15-18 Year Old Division:

1st place - Gabrielle Gillen (IM, ’19) 

2nd place - Michael Isacs (IM, '18)

3rd place - Martin Nguyen (IM, '17)

12-14 Year Old Division:

2nd place - Lance Evensen (IM, '22)

3rd place - Seamus Byrne (IM, '21)


The following students received awards in the following divisions at the 2017 Pacific Guitar Festival:

Div. III – Solo:

3rd place – Seamus Byrne ('21)

Div. IV – Solo:

1st place – Gabrielle Gillen ('19)

2nd place – Michael Isacs ('18)

3rd place – Dylan Williams ('17)

Div. IV – Chamber:

1st place – Gabrielle Gillen ('19)

Div. IV – Guitar and Voice:

1st place – Gabrielle Gillen ('19) and Michael Isacs ('18)

GFA Certified

The Orange County School of the Arts Guitar Conservatory is certified by the Guitar Foundation of America, indicating that it is one of the very best programs in the nation.

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