The ANU classical guitar area has long been recognised as one of Australia’s leading guitar programs. Students undertaking classical guitar studies at the ANU become part of a collegial supportive cohort of students, collectively and individually aiming for the highest levels of musical expression and understanding on the guitar.
Each year of undergraduate study covers a broad range of repertoire extending from the Renaissance to the present, along with an individually tailored program of high-level technical development.
Ensemble studies also form an important part of the program. Students are given regular opportunities for individual and ensemble public performance both within and outside the School as an essential part of their professional development.
Guitar students have occasional opportunities to play in and/or audit master classes with visiting national and international artists. They are also supported and encouraged to attend festivals, competitions and master classes in the wider music world, both in Australia and overseas.
Graduates from the guitar area of the ANU School of Music very often go on to successful performing, recording and teaching careers around Australia and abroad.