About the Specialization
MFA Guitar studies pushes already accomplished guitarists to explore advanced performance techniques and new stylistic directions as they shape their individual artistic profiles, and prepare for careers in the professional music world.
In addition to major lessons, guitar workshops, and advanced classes in music history, literature, theory and analysis, MFA candidates play in a variety of coached small ensembles, including chamber music groups, faculty-student jazz ensembles and the School’s Multi-Focus Ensembles. MFA guitarists further refine their musical and creative skills through custom-tailored studies under the guidance of their mentors. The graduate curriculum also incorporates classes in pedagogy and career design.
All MFA guitarists are required to pass a Mid-Residence Recital and a Graduation Jury and Recital in order to obtain the degree.
Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.
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