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Guitar Bachelor of Music Curriculum

Life isn’t an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You’ll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You’ll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

Required Courses

Curriculum: Bachelor of Music in Guitar
Credit Total: 127

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 32
Performance Classes 6
Humanities & Sciences 30
Musicianship & Music Theory 40
Music History & Literature 6
Professional Development 4
Applied Practical Information 4
Ensemble 4
Electives 4
Winter Term 3 Years
Digital Portfolio 4 Years
Juries & Recitals N/A

2019-20 Guitar Department Manual

Historical Performance Emphasis for Plucked Strings

  • ENS 210 Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 Continuo Playing or ENS 305 Basso Continuo for
  • Guitarists (1 semester, 2 credits). Not required if student can demonstrate prior experience.
  • MHL 400 Introduction to Performance Practice (1 semester, 3 credits)
  • PRF 348 Historical Plucked Strings (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty (HPE jury is in addition to major instrument jury)