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 Paul O’Dette, David Russell, Alvaro Pierri, Zoran Dukic, Solo Duo and the Assad Brothers.

more

Spotlights

event calendar

Upcoming events

  • LACMA Sundays Live featuring USC Thornton Classical Guitar Ensemble

    USC Thornton’s Classical Guitar Ensemble performs for the Sundays Live concert series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The concert will take place in the museum's Leo S. Bing Theater. Admission is free.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

  • 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 Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. SCHEDULE: Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 10, 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 Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. SCHEDULE: Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 10, 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 Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. SCHEDULE: Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

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

  • Classical Guitar Department Recital

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

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)


  • more videos

    Videos


    news archive

    News

    Mak Grgić releases new album

    February 14, 2018

    Mak Grgić (MM ’12, DMA ’16), an Artist Diploma candidate in the USC Thornton Classical Guitar program, has released an album, MAKrotonal, which uses specially re-fretted instruments to reexamine standard repertoire and to present newly commissioned works. Excerpts can be heard on Grgić’s website. Grgić serves as director of a… read more

    more news

    all USC Thornton faculty

    Faculty