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Monday, August 2 to Friday, August 6

Downtown Campus

The Summer Guitar Intensive is a five-day program that provides classical guitarists of all experience levels the opportunity to study with a world-class faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. The curriculum is designed to support serious young classical guitar students as well as the adult amateur ages 19 and above. Registered students will be grouped according to appropriate track based on age. All students registered in the Teen, Pre-Professional, or Adult tracks must submit a playing sample video (not to exceed 10 minutes) with two contrasting styles so the faculty can assess level for ensemble placement.

Youth Track
Suggested Ages: 8 - 10

Young, experienced guitarists ages 8-10 in the Youth Track will receive instruction from SGI faculty as well as opportunities to play in ensembles with their peers. The ability to read standard notation at a basic level (all six strings in first position) and experience playing on a nylon string classical guitar are prerequisite. It is suggested that students have had at least one year of private study and prepare one or two pieces for performance. Additionally, students should plan to prepare the ensemble music they receive in advance of the SGI week. All interested classical guitarists who meet these requirements are invited to take part in what will be an enjoyable and educational program.

Teen Guitarist Track
Suggested Ages: 11 - 14

The teen guitarist track is designed for classical guitar students ages 11 – 14. Ideally students should have at least 3 years of experience and are extremely comfortable learning from notated music. Students in this track will have the opportunity for master classes, private lessons with SGI faculty, and ensemble opportunities. Students must provide a playing sample as part of their registration, have 1 or 2 polished solo pieces prepared for lessons and master classes, and prepare their ensemble music parts in advance.

Pre-Professional Track
Suggested Ages: 15 - 18

The Pre-Professional track is ideal for classical guitar students ages 15 – 18 who are considering pursuing a degree in music studies, or for whom the study of classical guitar is a serious avocation.

Students in this track will have the opportunity for master classes, private lessons with SGI faculty, and ensemble opportunities. Students must provide a playing sample as part of their registration, have 1 or 2 polished solo pieces prepared for lessons and master classes, and prepare their ensemble music parts in advance of the festival to begin rehearsals.

Adult Guitarist Track
Suggested Ages: 19 and above

Ideal for adult amateurs who are looking for a deeper understanding of the classical guitar. Students in this track will have the opportunity for master classes, private lessons with SGI faculty, and ensemble opportunities. Students must provide a playing sample as part of their registration, have 1 or 2 polished solo pieces prepared for lessons and master classes, and prepare their ensemble music parts in advance of the festival to begin rehearsals.

How it Works

Designed to educate the total musician, the curriculum combines a focused study of solo repertoire with the opportunity to explore parallel disciplines, perform, and learn from the most important figures in the guitar world.  

Upon registration, participants will be assigned to their appropriate track based on age and experience level. Each track has a designated faculty member who will run the technique & warm up class up for the week, and then throughout each day students will participate in lessons, master classes, ensemble rehearsals and music enrichment studies. Students will participate in a small track-based guitar ensembles as well as perform in Summer Intensive Guitar Orchestra.

Tuition

2021 Tuition: $850.00

A $25 registration fee is not included in the overall tuition rate.

Ready to Register?

Visit our registration page to sign up today!

Registering students 11 years and older (Teen, Pre-professional, and Adult tracks) must also submit a playing sample via Slate in addition to registration above.