High School Classical Guitar Institute

Kick off your summer with an intensive, 1-week study of the classical guitar. You’ll work with world-class faculty, challenge yourself with exciting solo and ensemble repertoire, and explore the nuts-and-bolts of guitar technique.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

The Classical Guitar Institute brings together motivated students and world class artist-teachers for one week of intensive study. Students will participate in technique workshops, masterclasses, private lessons, ensembles, fretboard harmony courses, and seminars on a variety of topics ranging from college auditions and competition preparation to nail care. The Institute features performances by faculty and culminates with a student recital, including a world-premiere performance of a new work for guitar ensemble.


Audition Requirements

Select and record the following:
1. A single movement of a solo concert work from the Baroque, Classical/Romantic, or
Modern stylistic eras.

2. An etude from the list below:
Leo Brouwer, 20 Estudios Sencillos
Mateo Carcassi, 25 Etudes, Op. 60
Fernando Sor, 20 Studies (Segovia edition)
Villa-Lobos: 12 Etudes

Additional Opportunities


Dr. Matthew Cochran

Instructor of Guitar, Interlochen Arts Academy, Instructor of Guitar and Singer-Songwriter Instructor, Interlochen Arts Camp

Dr. Nicholas Goluses

Instructor of Guitar, Interlochen Guitar Institute

Recitialist, chamber musician, and soloist; Professor of Guitar and Co-Chair of Strings, Harp, and Guitar, Eastman School of Music

Stevan Jovic

Instructor of Guitar, Interlochen Guitar Institute

Guitar Instructor, Mihailo Vukdragović and Music Atelier

Matthew McAllister

Instructor of Guitar, Interlochen Guitar Institute

Classical Guitar Lecturer, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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