Fredonia School of Music

The Guitar Program

STUDIO INSTRUCTION
Weekly individual lessons will focus on the development of:

Technique
Special attention is given to develop proper physical skills. Students learn to play with efficient movement, digital control and a synchronized coordination of both hands.

Musicianship
The main objective is for the student to be able to insightfully interpret music through the refined voice of the guitar. By being equipped with the tools of a developed technique, musical ideals can then be realized.


RECITAL SEMINAR
This weekly seminar is designed for the student to perform in various settings. These sessions allow the student to develop essential performance skills such as self-confidence and musical communication.


STUDENT ENSEMBLES

Fredonia Guitar Ensemble
Explores a varied repertoire of original works and transcriptions. Ensemble playing abilities and sight-reading skills are developed.

Fredonia Guitar Quartet
Members perform music of a high caliber from the library of the Buffalo Guitar Quartet. This touring ensemble has concertized in Europe, South America and in the United States.

Guitar Chamber Ensemble
Chamber music with voice, violin, flute, etc., is also studied and coached.


INTERNATIONAL STUDY
A one-semester study abroad program has been developed for Fredonia students to study with master guitarist Luis Zea at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales in Caracas, Venezuela.