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Guitar Studio
  • The Conservatory at Capital provides a wide range of musical opportunities for guitarists. Students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, Music Industry, Music Education or Music Composition. A Bachelor of Arts degree in music is also available. In addition, the program offers ensemble training in a variety of styles. Guitarists have the opportunity to perform in such groups as the guitar workshop, guitar ensemble, jazz guitar ensemble, jazz combos, electronic music ensemble (MIDI-guitar), fusion band, rock ensemble and Big Band. Besides performing within the university setting, many students are able to find work playing and/or teaching in the central Ohio area while continuing their studies at Capital.

    The Conservatory's emphasis on creating a superior musical environment for guitar students is evidenced by concerts and clinics given by such guitarists as:

    • Gene Bertoncini
    • Herb Ellis
    • John Abercrombie
    • David Leisner
    • Jim Hall
    • Jason Vieaux
    • Ronn McFarlane
    • Ralph Towner
    • Steve Kahn
    • Mick Goodrick
    • Paul O'Dette


    In addition, Capital University is also proud to be host to The Columbus Guitar Society, Central Ohio's only classical guitar concert series that presents artists from around the world. 

    View the required studies for all guitar students. (PDF)

    For more information, contact Professor Stan Smith.