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
  • Benjamin Kunkel
  • Sean Samimi
  • Robert Sharpe
  • Jason Vieaux
  • Gideon Whitehead

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 the Classical Guitar Society of Western Australia. Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree in music at CIM, studying with Jason Vieaux. He earned his DMA at the Eastman School of Music. Jonathan is currently a faculty member at the University of Western Australia.

Concerts and events

Apr 21 Sat
4:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Rebecca Benjamin, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 22 Sun
4:00 pm
Senior Recital: Patrick Raynard, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 24 Tue
4:00 pm
Junior Recital: Richard Li, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 24 Tue
7:30 pm
Senior Recital: Jacqueline Rogers, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 25 Wed
7:00 pm