Music Performance - Classical Guitar, MM

Offered in: Chicago

It is the goal of the Classical Guitar Program to provide the training and background necessary to function in the multi-faceted career of professional classical guitarist. The graduate program's objectives are to:

  • develop and refine technical and musical abilities through the study and performance of challenging works from the traditional and modern repertories;
  • provide ongoing solo and ensemble performing experiences;
  • develop principles and methods for teaching, with emphasis on critical listening, problem solving, verbal articulation, psychological insights, communication, inspiration, and clarity;
  • develop skill to effectively transcribe repertoire from other instruments for guitar.

Graduate applied study is aimed at developing a technically and artistically demanding, as well as stylistically balanced, final recital. All technical studies presented at juries, and all repertory performed in juries and programmed on the recital, are at the discretion of the teacher. For further information, consult the program requirements in the Music Conservatory Student Handbook.

Admission requirements

Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information webpage for the Classical Guitar audition requirements.

Requirements

The minimum passing grade in the major sequence (GUIT 411 GUITAR (MAJOR) through GUIT 414 GUITAR and GUIT 420 SOLO RECITAL) is B-.

MAS 401STYLE AND LITERATURE3
Music Academic Electives 19
ENS 409CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE4
GUIT 411GUITAR (MAJOR)4
GUIT 412GUITAR (MAJOR)4
GUIT 413GUITAR4
GUIT 414GUITAR4
GUIT 420SOLO RECITAL1
PERF 434COMPREHENSIVE GUITAR TECHNIQUE2
PERF 436HISTORY AND PERFORMANCE OF GUITAR LITERATURE3
PERF 438CAREER SEMINAR FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR MAJORS2
PERF 499GRAD COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW0
GUIT 400PERFORMANCE CLASS (four semesters required)0
Total Credit Hours40
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 Music academic electives will include a minimum of two MAS (Music Academic Studies) courses. One other 400-level course in subject area MCMP (Music Composition), MTA (Music Theory and Analysis), or MUHL (Music History and Literature) may be used in fulfillment of this requirement.