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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 Zoran Dukić

    Thornton's Classical Guitar department presents a masterclass with renowned Croatian-born guitarist, Zoran Dukić.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with David Russell

    GRAMMY Award-winner David Russell leads a masterclass with the Classical Guitar department.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pavel Steidl

    The Classical Guitar Department presents a masterclass with celebrated virtuoso classical guitarist, Pavel Steidl.

    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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    Scott Tennant plans an album of Segovia compositions

    November 4, 2016

    Scott Tennant, a member of the USC Thornton Classical Guitar faculty, was profiled in the November/December issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine for his project to record an album of compositions by virtuoso guitarist, Andrés Segovia. Tennant has collaborated with fellow Segovia disciple Michael Lorimer to compile the master list of… read more

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