Guitar Ensemble provides classical and fingerpicking-style guitarists the opportunity to perform in coached guitar ensembles. Configurations vary from duos to guitar orchestra. Students are also encouraged to work with other instrumentalists and vocalists. Repertory varies from common practice period standards to world music and contemporary chamber music. Non guitar chordophones may be accommodated.
John Mery, Director of Guitar Ensemble, brings years of professional experience as a chamber music performer in coaching the ensemble so that each student can reach their full capacity of guitar performance skills. This includes appropriate stylistic interpretation, developing strong listening and applied reading skills, and exhibiting consistently good musicianship.
Recent performances include works by: Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzolla, Isaac Albeniz, Loren Chobanian, Johannes Brahms and Traditional Brazilian Choro.
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