USC Summer Guitar Seminar

An intensive four-week course that prepares student guitarists for successful college and professional careers, the USC Summer Guitar Seminar is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as college freshman looking to improve their proficiency levels.

Administered by program director Shea Welsh, a Thornton alumnus and recording artist, the seminar’s faculty and guest artists include Bruce Forman, Pat Kelley, Tim Kobza, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Nick Stoubis, and Steve Trovato.

The 2017 USC Summer Guitar Seminar runs June 18 to July 15. The application deadline for domestic students is Friday, April 28 and Friday, March 24 for international students.

For application information, visit USC Summer Programs or find the seminar on Facebook.

 


PHOTOS

The USC Summer Guitar Seminar visits Tommy Trojan.
The USC Summer Guitar Seminar visits Tommy Trojan.

The USC Summer Guitar Seminar visits Tommy Trojan.

USC Guitar Seminar director Shea Welsh working with the 2016 class.
USC Guitar Seminar director Shea Welsh working with the 2016 class.

USC Guitar Seminar director Shea Welsh working with the 2016 class.

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center
USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center
USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center
USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

USC Summer Guitar Seminar - 2016 Showcase Event at Carson Center

The 2015 USC Summer Guitar Seminar after a Q&A session with the USC Thornton Admission team.
The 2015 USC Summer Guitar Seminar after a Q&A session with the USC Thornton Admission team.

The 2015 USC Summer Guitar Seminar after a Q&A session with the USC Thornton Admission team.

The 2014 class on their field trip to The Fender Guitar Factory in Corona, CA.
The 2014 class on their field trip to The Fender Guitar Factory in Corona, CA.

The 2014 class on their field trip to The Fender Guitar Factory in Corona, CA.

The 2013 USC Summer Guitar Seminar on their field trip to The Hollywood Bowl.
The 2013 USC Summer Guitar Seminar on their field trip to The Hollywood Bowl.

The 2013 USC Summer Guitar Seminar on their field trip to The Hollywood Bowl.

Above, scroll through an album of images from past Summer Guitar Seminars.

 


NOTABLE ALUMNI

The following are alumni of the USC Summer Guitar Seminar who have gone on to become students of the USC Thornton School of Music.

2003
George Krikes, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2004
Adam Ratner, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2005
Tyler Demorest, Music Industry
Jack Kovacs, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2006
Molly Miller, Studio/ Jazz Guitar
Daniel Schnair, Studio/ Jazz Guitar
Vincent Eric Scullin, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2007
Michael Lis, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Hunter Porter, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2008
Alex Fink, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Matt Lovett, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Cary Singer, Popular Music

2009
Griffin Grabow, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Rory Matthews, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Evan Newman, Popular Music
Louis Stein, Studio/Jazz Guitar

2010
Alec Benjamin, Popular Music
Ben Davis, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Miles Jensen, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Jake Noveck, Popular Music

2011
Annalise Arboles, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Chase Klyn, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Emily Rosenfield, Popular Music

2012
Louis Blankemeir, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Kerri Stewart, Popular Music

2013
Daniel McLaughlin, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Mason Sacks, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Sam Yun, Popular Music

2014
Mallory Hauser, Popular Music
Quentin Noble, Popular Music
Ray Warth, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Daniel Ye, Popular Music

2015
James Rokas, Studio/Jazz Guitar
Mikaela Straus, Popular Music