Classical Guitar Programs: Colleges, Universities, Conservatories

Post-Secondary Classical Guitar Programs at Colleges, Universities, Schools, and Conservatories.

Prominent Post-Secondary Classical Guitar Programs at Colleges, Universities, Schools, and Conservatories. Looking to study toward an undergraduate, masters, or doctorate in music degree in classical guitar? Check out these great classical guitar programs at the university of your choice. Here’s a list of potential schools and their faculty.

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Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec)- Tariq Harb, Patrick Kearney, Tim Brady (electric)

McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) – Jérôme Ducharme, Patrick Kearney, Steven Cowan, Garry Antonio, Timothy Dobby

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) – Alec Pearson

University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario) – Philip Candelaria, Patrick Roux, Louis Trépanier

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario) – Jeffrey McFadden, Rob MacDonald

Vancouver Community College (Diploma) – Adrian Verdejo

Victoria Conservatory of Music / Camosun College (Diploma) – Michael Dias, Douglas Hensley, Alex Dunn, Nicole Payie, Joshua Amendt-Moylan

University of Victoria (Victoria, BC) – Alex Dunn

United States of America

California State University, Fullerton – Martha Masters, Andrew York

University of Southern California – Scott Tennant, Brian Head, William Kanengiser, Pepe Romero

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music – Christopher Wilke

Cleveland Institute of Music (Ohio) – Jason Vieaux, Colin Davin

University of Colorado Boulder – Nicolò Spera, SoloDuo (permanent visiting artists)

The Juilliard School (New York, NY) – Sharon Isbin, Mark Delpriora, Tali Roth

Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY) – David Leisner, Mark Delpriora, Oren Fader, David Starobin

Mannes School of Music (New York, NY) – Frederic Hand, Michael Newman

New England Conservatory (Boston, MA) – Eliot Fisk

Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, Ohio) – Stephen Aron

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, MD) – Manuel Barrueco, Thomas Viloteau, Zane Forshee, Julian Gray

Purchase College (New York State) – Oren Fader

Roosevelt University (Chicago, Illinois)  – Denis Azabagic

San Francisco Conservatory of Music – David Tanenbaum, Judicaël Perroy, Richard Savino, Marc Teicholz

The University of Texas at Austin – Adam Holzman

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