Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2023

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.

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 placed in a group based on age and experience level. Each group has a designated faculty member who will run the technique and warm up class 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 small ensembles as well as perform in the Summer Guitar Intensive Orchestra.

Sample Schedule (Subject to Change)

9:00 am: Warm Up/Technique Workshop
10:00 am: Master Class or lesson
11:30 am: Ensemble sectional or practice
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Ensemble rehearsal/coaching
2:00 pm: Lecture or workshop
3:00 pm: Orchestra rehearsal
4:00 pm: End of day

Summer Guitar Concerts

Monday, July 17, 7:00pm Atlantic Guitar Quartet
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00pm Sean Brennan and Zane Forshee
Wednesday, July 19, 7:00pm Colin Davin
Thursday, July 20, 7:00pm Thomas Creek and Leonard Ranallo


2023 Tuition: $895.00

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

Room Booking Instructions:

  • Accommodations may be booked online through Hotel Indigo (use this unique link) or by calling and using the code PI2. The booking cutoff date is June 20, 2023.
  • Peabody preferred rate is $99/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.