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Sunday, July 26 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

Downtown Baltimore Campus

Part of the Peabody Summer Institute, the Summer Guitar Intensive is a one-week program that provides guitarists of all abilities the opportunity to study with a world-class faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.  The Summer Guitar Intensive is open to guitarists from 9 years of age to adult and is designed to support the beginning guitarist, adult guitarists of all ages and abilities, and the most serious/advanced young pre-professional/professional guitarists in training. The primary focus of this program is on classical guitar.

Young Guitarist Track
Suggested Ages: 9 - 12

The Young Guitarist track is focused on the classical guitar, its techniques and repertoire. It is recommended that you have at least one year of private study, experience with notation and 1 or 2 solo pieces prepared for performances. Students will have the opportunity to receive instruction from Preparatory and Conservatory faculty, play chamber music, perform in the community, attend concerts, and visit the Peabody recording studio.

Teen Guitarist Track
Suggested Ages: 12 - 15

The Teen guitarist track is focused on the classical guitar, its techniques and repertoire. It is recommended that you have at least 2 - 3 years studying classical guitar, have 1 or 2 polished solos to perform and be extremely comfortable learning from notated music. Students will receive instruction via lessons and master classes from guest artists and Peabody Conservatory faculty, play chamber music, perform in the community, and visit the recording studio.

Pre-Professional Track
Suggested Ages: 16 - 19

Ideal for classical guitar students who are considering pursuing a degree in music studies, or for whom the study of classical guitar is a serious avocation. It is recommended you have 3 or more years studying classical guitar and be extremely comfortable learning music from notation. Students will have the opportunity to play in large and small ensembles and receive individual instruction via private lesson and master class with Conservatory faculty and guest artists. It is recommended that students have 1 or 2 polished pieces prepared for lessons and master classes. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in the community and visit the recording studio.

Adult Guitarist Track
Suggested Ages: 19 and above

For adult amateurs who are looking for a deeper understanding of classical guitar. Students will have the opportunity to play in large and small ensembles and should have 2 or 3 polished pieces for lessons and master classes. Individual instruction will occur through private lessons and master classes with Preparatory and Conservatory faculty and guest artists. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the community and visit the recording studio.

How it Works

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 homeroom/morning warm up for the week, and then throughout each day students will participate in lessons, master classes, ensemble rehearsals and music enrichment studies. All students will participate in a small track-based guitar ensemble as well as perform in the Summer Intensive Guitar Orchestra with all participants.
 
Designed to educate the total musician, the curriculum combines a focused study of solo repertoire with the opportunity to explore parallel disciplines, perform side-by-side with faculty in the Guitar Orchestra, and attend evening concerts by faculty artists. Each day also features an Enrichment Class on topics ranging from the Basics of Recording to Musician’s Wellness. The week culminates with a recital of solo performances by participants as well as track-specific ensembles and the Guitar Orchestra.

Tuition

2020 Tuition: $850

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

Includes daily master classes, workshops, guitar orchestra and faculty recitals each night.

Room and Board

Double occupancy housing and meals (Under 18 years of age. Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast): $430
Single occupancy housing and meals (Under 18 years of age. Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast): $640

Double occupancy housing and meals (Over 18 years of age. Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast): $535
Single occupancy housing and meals (Over 18 years of age. Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast): $850

Lunch and dinner commuter meal plan: $170

Ready to Register?

Visit our registration page to sign up today!