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Los Angeles College of Music Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Guitar Performance
Los Angeles College of Music

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Guitar Performance

Pasadena, USA

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

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The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary.

Our Guitar Performance curriculum emphasizes all of these while still encouraging you to express your unique voice. The centerpiece of your learning regimen is live performance in ensemble workshops virtually every day. Unlike most other guitar programs, you will have access to some of the most eminent professional working guitarists in the world and learn to master both the stage and recording studio.

Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Please note that Ensemble Workshop (E.W.) credits may vary based on enrollment per class. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters).

GUITAR PROGRAM MASTERCLASS GUESTS INCLUDE:

  • Tariqh Akoni (Josh Groban, etc.)
  • Mike Miller (Chick Corea, etc.)
  • Oz Noy
  • Peter Bernstein (Diana Krall, etc.)
  • Zane Carney (John Mayer, etc.)
  • Larry Koonse
  • Rich Hinman (Sara Bareilles, etc.)
  • Brent Paschke (Pharrell Williams, etc.)

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