The faculty of the classical guitar department educates students to the high level of preparation needed to begin a successful career in music. The program inspires students to greatness by offering them study with an internationally acclaimed faculty, including world-renowned faculty artist Maestro Pepe Romero. The classical guitar visiting artists series introduces students to leading professionals such as the Assads, Benjamin Verdery, Dusan Bogdanovic, Paul Galbraith and many others.
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BM, MM, DMA, Graduate Certificate
The BM in classical guitar is a four-year, 132-unit program consisting of course work in the major (individual instruction, functional skills, performance class, classical guitar history, ensembles), core music studies (theory, aural skills, music history, keyboard instruction, conducting, large ensemble) and USC's general education and writing program. A senior recital is required.
The MM in classical guitar is a two-year, 30-unit program consisting of classical guitar individual instruction, classical guitar history and literature, interpretation of baroque music, performance class and music history. The program culminates with two graduate recitals.
The DMA in classical guitar requires a minimum of 65 units beyond the bachelor's degree and consists of five areas of study: the basic DMA curriculum, course work in the major, an academic field and two elective fields. Four doctoral recitals are required.
Department of Classical Guitar
USC Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, California 90089-0851