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Classical Guitar

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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 Pepe Romero

    Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero, the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar," is in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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.

    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, the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar," is in demand for his solo recitals and performances with orchestra. 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.

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

  • Classical Guitar Program Recital

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

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)


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    Garry Schyman to premiere concerto with the L.A. Jewish Symphony

    August 17, 2016

    Garry Schyman, alumnus and USC Thornton Screen Scoring faculty member, will premiere a new viola concerto, Zingaro, with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony on August 21. The program, conducted by Noreen Green and featuring violist Matthew Cohen, highlights music by composers from the film and gaming industries, including selections from… read more

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