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Classical Guitar Ensemble is a nylon-string guitar ensemble that prepares and performs compositions and arrangements for guitar duo, trio, and quartet. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary, South American styles, other world music, Gypsy jazz and other jazz arrangements. Technique is primarily traditional classical finger style, but occasional plectrum use is appropriate. Emphasis will be given to precise execution of parts, sculpting group dynamics and tone colors, learning good practice, rehearsal, and performance habits, and learning how to make a commitment to an ensemble. Each semester ends with a concert performance.
Any student musician who plays a string instrument may sign up for the ensemble. Any string players who are not music majors or minors must schedule a placement audition with the director before the first week of classes.