When you study guitar at CIM, you’ll be prepared to excel as a contemporary classical guitarist. It starts with your weekly private lessons and continues with master classes conducted by international soloists. Then you’ll take the stage to perform in solo recitals, chamber ensembles and new music ensembles.

As a guitar major you’ll participate in a weekly seminar master class and guitar pedagogy and literature classes. You’ll perform with your fellow students as a guitar ensemble and have opportunities to collaborate with other musicians in recital and concert.

Guitar Department Highlights

Guitar Alumni Include:

  • Jonathan Fitzgerald
  • Ryan Haverty
  • Daniel Lippel
  • Benjamin Kunkel
  • Sean Samimi
  • Jason Vieaux
  • Gideon Whitehead
  • Chaconne Klaverenga

Meet Jonathan Fitzgerald

Jonathan Fitzgerald

Dr. Jonathan Fitzgerald is an internationally-recognized performer and pedagogue. Previous work includes performances with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Opera and Classical Guitar Society of Western Australia. Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree from CIM, studying with Jason Vieaux. He earned his DMA at the Eastman School of Music. Jonathan currently heads the guitar program at the University of Western Australia.

Concerts and events

Oct 16 Wed
4:00 pm
Fall Conservatory Concerto Competition
Competition, Concert Series
Oct 30 Wed
8:00 pm
Faculty Recital: Carolyn Warner & Friends XVI
Faculty Recital, Concert Series
Oct 31 Thu
4:30 pm
Viola Master Class with Michael Klotz
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Nov 5 Tue
10:00 am
Chamber Music Master Class with Philip Setzer
Master Classes & Lectures, Concert Series
Nov 7 Thu
7:30 pm
Second Artist Diploma Recital: James Thompson, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals