Classical Guitar

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.

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Upcoming events

  • Music at Rush Hour: Guitar Evening

    In the first concert of the season for Music at Rush Hour, classical guitar students of professors William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant present works from Sergio Assad, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paco de Lucia, Joaquin Rodrigo, and more. Featuring USC Thornton student guitarists Eddie Martinez, Nolan Juaire, and Frank Wendelin. Program: J.S. Bach: Keyboard Partita, No. 6 Sarabande Corrente Sergio Assad: Aquarelle II. Valseana Paco de Lucia: Calle Municion Jorge Morel: Barcarole J.S. Bach: Lute Suite, BWV 996 Bouree Roland Dyens: Libra Sonatine I. India Joaquin Rodrigo: Pájaros de Primavera Édith Piaf and Marguerite Monnot (arr. Roland Dyens): Hymne à l'amour Leo Brouwer: Variaciones sobre un tema de Django Reinhardt Free refreshments will be provided courtesy of USC Graduate Student Government following the concert.

    Ramo Hall (RHM)

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

    Ramo Hall (RHM)

  • 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.

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

  • Chamber Music Festival: Classical Guitar

    USC Thornton Classical Guitar students present an evening of chamber music for guitar as part of a winter festival.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)


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