The Guitar department’s objective is to provide you with a course of advanced professional training that is as comprehensive as possible.

Classes

Below you will find a list of the types of classes and modules that have been on offer at the Academy.

Core Modules

Undergraduate students take weekly academic classes in addition to their principal study. The classes are designed to complement and add to every student’s creative development as performers.

Below are the module titles for 2020-2021. For detailed information about Academic Studies, download the BMus course handbook.

  • Analytical Skills 1

  • Performing In Context 1

  • Aural Skills 1

  • Score Reading

  • Artist Development

Department Classes
And Activities

In addition to your individual one to one lessons, a variety of other tuition is available in fingerboard harmony (for undergraduates only), chamber music and teaching skills, as well as lectures, solo performance classes, workshops, masterclasses and competition opportunities.

Principle Study Guitarists undertake a full programme of professional training in the following areas:

Undergraduate

  • Solo Performance
  • Duo Performance (year 4 only)
  • Concerto
  • Technical Testing
  • Recital Presentation Skills
  • Recording Project
  • Chamber Music
  • Fingerboard Harmony

Postgraduate

  • Solo Performance or, for established ensembles only, Duo Performance
  • Concerto
  • Chamber Music
  • Technical Work
  • Recital presentation skills
  • Portfolio on Research Topic
  • Recording Projects
  • Performance of new Composition

Open Days

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