Classical Guitar

A female student performs on the classical guitar during Moveable Feast

The study of classical guitar at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

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Christopher Eugene Wilke

Adjunct Instructor of Classical Guitar

513-556-3442

CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Pre-screening and Audition Requirements

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • A piece by Dowland, Bach, Sor, Tárrega, Brouwer or Dyens
  • A piece of the performer's choice
  • Sight reading

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • A 25-minute program of music, including selections from at least four of the following style periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary. 
  • Repertoire sheet showing how the above requirements have been met

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