Immerse Yourself in Classical Guitar Mastery

Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2024

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 classical guitar students ages 12 – adult.

Students ages 12 – 18 should submit a playing sample video (not to exceed 10 minutes) ideally with two contrasting styles so the faculty can assess level for ensemble placement. Applications are not complete until students are both registered through the ASAP registration system and playing samples are received.

Adult students (19 and above) do not need to submit a playing sample but should register.

The teen and adult programs will have their own morning schedules (warm up/technique homeroom, chamber music, and master classes) and will be combined for afternoon workshops and guitar orchestra class.

What to expect:

Tailored Learning:

  • Daily instruction from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and faculty performances at 7:00 pm
  • Daily technique and warm-up classes: Develop essential skills and prepare for advanced work in small, supportive groups.
  • Private instruction: Receive personalized guidance from renowned instructors with over 20 years of experience.
  • Workshops: Expand your knowledge with immersive sessions on music theory, improvisation, and historical performance practice.

Ensemble Experience:

  • Small ensemble playing: Refine your collaborative skills in quartets, trios, and duos, enjoying daily coaching from faculty.
  • Large guitar orchestra: Immerse yourself in the power and beauty of playing in a large ensemble.

Performance and Inspiration:

  • Nightly Faculty Recitals: Witness the artistry of our instructors and gain invaluable insights into the world of classical guitar performance.
  • Performance opportunities: Take center stage in our culminating concert and showcase your progress with confidence.

This program is perfect for:

  • Serious guitar students (teens or older) seeking an intense and immersive learning experience akin to a top-tier music school, or who are considering applying to Peabody Conservatory.
  • Adult enthusiasts wanting to connect with like-minded peers and learn from renowned instructors.
  • Accelerated learners eager to fast-track their progress in an environment that fosters excellence.

Join us in the heart of Baltimore for an unforgettable week of classical guitar mastery. Register today for the Peabody Summer Guitar Intensive and take the next step toward realizing your musical aspirations!

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • World-class faculty: Learn from renowned instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge.
  • Focus on the total musician: Develop your technical skills, musicianship, and performance abilities.
  • Supportive community: Connect with fellow guitarists and share your love for music.
  • Unparalleled setting: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of a top-tier music school.


2024 Tuition: $950.00

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


24 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: 410-625-6200 or 855-914-1370


  • Accommodations may be booked online through Hotel Indigo (use this unique link) or by calling and using the code GUI. The booking cutoff date is June 11, 2024.
  • Peabody preferred rate is $109/night (includes a continental breakfast) and based on single/double occupancy.
  • Rates are exclusive of all taxes and will be offered on a space-available and rate-available basis to Program attendees 2 days prior and 2 days after the dates of the Program.

Ready to Register?

Visit our registration page to sign up today!

Submit a Playing Sample

Only students ages 12-18 need to submit a playing sample. Adult students do not need to submit a playing sample.

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