BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCES
The Academy is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for the study of the classical guitar at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Our comprehensive curriculum and unique musicological resources help students to reach the highest standards as soloists, ensemble players and teachers. Professorial expertise covers every aspect of guitar performance, from the concert platform to the theatre, ballet, opera house and recording studio, as well as specialisms in the main historical periods.
Each year you will experience masterclasses, lectures and concerts by distinguished visiting artists, luthiers and composers, and have regular opportunities to perform. The promotion of new music for the guitar also forms an integral part of our department’s work, as does our collaboration with other departments on innovative projects.
The Academy is the custodian of the Spencer Collection, which includes important lutes, guitars, books and manuscripts. The Calleva Foundation’s loan scheme gives students access to instruments made by some of today’s finest luthiers.