Classical Guitar News from the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Classical Guitar students win big at recent competitions

May 5, 2014

Classical Guitar students Ines Thomé and Michael Gratovich recently won two separate international competitions. On April 11, Ines Thomé won First Prize in the Walnut Creek Guitar Competition. The prize includes engagements for a four-concert tour in 2015. On April 26, Michael Gratovich won First Prize in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition. The prize includes a recital at the […]


Bernadene Blaha, Kevin Fitz-Gerald and Pepe Romero to perform at Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival

March 15, 2014

Keyboard Studies faculty Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, as well as Classical Guitar faculty Pepe Romero, will perform at next week’s Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival. The event, which features a variety of performances by musicians from around the world, runs through March 21. A full schedule of the festival’s scheduled performances can be found on […]


William Kanengiser, alumni perform at New York Guitar Festival

January 16, 2014

William Kanengiser, a USC Thornton alumnus and member of the Classical Guitar faculty, will co-curate a day-long event titled “Guitar Marathon: Las Americas” for the New York Guitar Festival on January 20, 2014. Working with famed Brazilian guitarist and composer Badi Assad, Kanengiser has assembled a roster of performers that includes alumni David Mozqueda, Colin […]


USC Welcomes First Group of International Artist Fellows

September 4, 2013

Jacinto Astiazarán, Vladimir Gorbach, Fei Kayser and Frederico Fernandez are part of the inaugural group of USC’s International Artist Fellowship Program, which provide the opportunity for emerging artists to pursue graduate study in any one of USC’s six preeminent arts schools, along with the Fisher Museum where historic, modern and contemporary work are exhibited.


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