Illinois Guitar

Majors and Minors

The Guitar Studio at the University of Illinois School of Music endeavors to generate a vigorous and diverse academic atmosphere in which guitar students can flourish: a place where students will acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to prepare them for their musical careers.

Major in music, with guitar as the main instrument: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts and Artist Diploma.

Minor in music, with guitar as the main instrument.

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Illinois Students: What class is right for me?

Guitar Lessons and Class Guitar
for Illinois Students

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Non-Music Majors

Did you know any Illinois student can register for guitar lessons for course credit?

Non-majors can also audition for the Guitar Ensemble or the

Latin American Ensemble

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Music Majors

Music Education Majors can register for Group Guitar Class.

Majors can also register for individual lessons. 

And audition for Guitar Ensemble or Latin American Ensemble

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Guitar Majors

Guitar Majors should register for Individual Lessons.

Graduate level guitar majors also take Guitar Literature.

And audition for Guitar Ensemble or Latin American Ensemble

Latin American Ensemble

NEW FALL 2022!

The Latin American Ensemble (LAE) is an Illinois credit-bearing course, brought to you by the University of Illinois School of Music and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). This ensemble begins in Fall 2022 and will be directed by Dr. Guido Sanchez Portuguez, UIUC Professor of Guitar. 

Guitar Ensemble

The Guitar Ensemble is a group that builds on a long-standing tradition of guitar combinations, performing arrangements of classical and popular pieces, as well as original pieces written specifically for the group. Divided into three, four, five, or more parts, the ensemble expands the possibilities of the instrument to create an orchestra-like soundscape, quite unique in its nature.