Classical Guitar


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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  • 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 and Celedonio Romero.

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

  • Chamber Music Festival: Classical Guitar

    As part of a four-day festival, students of USC Thornton’s renowned Classical Guitar department present an evening of chamber music for guitar.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

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