Classical Guitar

Overview

The experienced faculty of the Classical Guitar department educate students through a multifaceted educational approach that prepares them for a successful career in the rapidly changing world of music. The program offers students hands-on instruction from an internationally acclaimed faculty, including world-renowned guitarist Maestro Pepe Romero. The department’s visiting artists series introduces students to leading professionals in the field, and has hosted a wide variety of artists including the Assad Brothers, Benjamin Verdery, Dusan Bogdanovic, and Paul Galbraith.

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  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Denis Azabagic

    International guitarist Denis Azabagic presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Classical Guitar Departmental Recital

    Students of USC Thornton's renowned Classical Guitar department present an enthralling afternoon of chamber music for guitar.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

    Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of “The Royal Family of the Guitar.” His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaqu’n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

    USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)

  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

    Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of “The Royal Family of the Guitar.” His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaqu’n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

    Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of “The Royal Family of the Guitar.” His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaqu’n Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Monday, April 17, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 18, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

    USC Brain and Creativity Institute's Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall (BCI)


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    Alumna guitarist Eva Beneke to perform with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

    March 9, 2017

    USC Thornton Classical Guitar alumna Eva Beneke (DMA ’12) will perform with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, March 11th. The concert will include the U.S. premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Unremembered, an “hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows.” Beneke is currently the… read more

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