Spring Semester

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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

May 17 Mon
2:30 pm
Junior Recital: Karen Ferry, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 17 Mon
7:30 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Judith Kim, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 18 Tue
7:30 pm
Junior Recital: Hollie Greenwood, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 19 Wed
5:30 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Benjamin Jacobs, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
May 19 Wed
7:00 pm
CIM Presents: Violinist Miran Kim
Faculty Recital, Kulas Artist Series, Concert Series