Class instruction in Guitar is offered each term. Beginning Guitar requires no previous experience and provides an introduction to basic technique and musicianship, and includes classical, flamenco, and folk as well as jazz chord system. Intermediate Guitar emphasizes reading notes on the entire fingerboard and offers a more thorough study of classical technique and musicianship. Advanced Guitar, for the serious student, provides exploration of the expanded classical repertoire and a thorough treatment of musical interpretation and performance techniques. Works from the Renaissance through the Contemporary period are covered.

Matthew Elgart, Guitar Faculty

Matthew Elgart received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Guitar Performance from University of California Los Angeles, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in composition from Claremont Graduate University, as well as a Ph.D in Psychoanalysis from the New Center For Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Elgart has received numerous awards and grants including the National Endowment For the Arts and the California Arts Council Touring Grants. His publications and recordings are available on Bridge Records, TR Records, and California Guitar Archives.  He has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, RAI and the International Guitar Festival in San Miguel de Allende.


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