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At the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the guitar department buzzes with the energy generated a large group of committed guitar majors, two guitar professors, and a diverse community of artists.  UNCSA provides the ideal setting for artistic and professional growth in an environment where musicians, dancers, actors, designers, and filmmakers live and work together.


Guitar Program Director:     Joseph Pecoraro   Email Us


Personalized instruction

                    Rich and stimulating environment

                                        Preparation for artistic and career success

Program Highlights:


• Weekly private guitar lessons are taught by acclaimed faculty members with active professional careers.

• Weekly guitar performance classes enable students to build confidence on stage and master performance skills.


· Weekly guitar skill classes provide an additional forum for guided development in technique,

improvisation and general musicianship.

• A highly individualized guitar curriculum augments classical guitar instruction with composition, improvisation, ensembles and arranging.

• Renowned guest artists present on-campus performances, lectures, and master classes.

• A one-year guitar pedagogy course prepares undergraduate and graduate students to teach professionally and operate teaching businesses; registered instruction in the Suzuki Method is included.

• The one-year guitar literature course supplies undergraduate and graduate students with

detailed knowledge of guitar repertoire.

• Career development classes ensure that Bachelor and Master Degree candidates acquire

comprehensive professional skills prior to graduation.

• Abundant technology resources allow students to pursue new channels for musical expression and audience development.

• Students perform frequently not only on campus but also throughout North Carolina in concerts

organized by the UNCSA touring office.

• The energetic multi-disciplinary campus offers numerous opportunities for collaboration with actors,

dancers, film-makers, and other musicians.

Is the UNCSA guitar program right for you? If you aspire to perform fearlessly and rise toward your potential, then you’ll be at home at UNCSA. We enroll motivated, hard-working students from a variety of musical backgrounds who are eager to master the essentials of music-making, collaboration, and career success. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your musical goals and express your artistic voice. UNCSA graduates consistently rank among the most successful guitarists in America, earning prizes in guitar competitions, appearing on international concert stages, and serving as teachers in higher education and community schools.

We invite interested guitar students to visit our campus and observe our students in action. We present numerous student, faculty, and guest artist performances each year and open our weekly performance classes to visitors.
http://www.uncsa.edu/music/ to explore the University of North Carolina School of Music!