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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  • Classical Guitar Masterclass with Tilman Hoppstock

    German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock, noted for his interpretations of Bach, presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

    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. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 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. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 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. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

    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 chamber music for guitar.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)


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    Classical Guitarist Michael Kudirka profiled for Adès collaboration

    April 17, 2017

    Internationally acclaimed guitarist and USC Thornton alumnus Michael Kudirka (’04, DMA, ’12) was the subject of a feature profile in the spring 2017 issue of Classical Guitar Magazine, exploring his collaboration with composer Thomas Adès. The duo worked together on a “guitar aria” for Adès’ surrealist opera, The Exterminating Angel,… read more

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