The programs of study for guitar majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are thoroughly acquainted with the history, literature, and pedagogy of the guitar. Guitar majors will demonstrate their advancing musical abilities and knowledge of solo and chamber music repertoire through participation in performance classes and ensembles.

In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists. Recent master classes in this department have included Pepe Romero, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Eduardo Fernandez, Benjamin Verdery and Paul Galbraith.

Specific courses and degree sequence plans can be found in the Course Catalog.​

Guitar Department Handbook


General admission information
Guitar Audition procedures and repertoire


Mark Delpriora

Department Chair

Guitar Faculty

Mark Delpriora  (Guitar, Chair)
Oren Fader  (Guitar)
David Leisner  (Guitar)
David Starobin  (Guitar)