About the Specialization
Undergraduate guitar players develop wide-ranging instrumental skills through major lessons, guitar workshops and more specialized guitar classes covering blues, flamenco, lute, studio projects, arranging, fretboard theory, figured bass and analysis of guitar repertoire. Coached small ensemble work includes performing with chamber music groups, student-faculty jazz ensembles, and the School’s Multi-Focus Ensembles.
The curriculum also requires classes in composition, creative skills and pedagogy, and the faculty encourage students to incorporate non-Western traditions, improvisation, experimental forms, digital media and interdisciplinary performance as part of their individual studies.
All BFA candidates are required to pass a Mid-Residence Recital and a Graduation Jury and Recital in order to obtain the degree.
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