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The Boston Conservatory Revamps Guitar Program

Posted By Connie Sheu, Thursday, March 14, 2013
Boston, MA, March 13, 2013 — The Boston Conservatory has recently re-launched its guitar program with a restructuring of the curriculum, changes in audition requirements, and engagement of additional faculty members. The program offers three possible degrees: a Bachelor of Music, Graduate Performance Diploma, and Master of Music in Guitar Performance. Faculty members include Aaron Larget-Caplan, Berit Strong, and Olav Chris Henriksen, all of whom are active performers in addition to their teaching responsibilities.

"This is an extremely exciting time at The Boston Conservatory,” said Larget-Caplan. "I am honored to be working alongside Berit Strong and Olav Chris Henriksen to create a top-tier conservatory music program for guitar. With our diverse backgrounds, we are looking forward to challenging future students in all genres of music, from all eras.”

Students in the guitar program have ample performance opportunities through The Boston Conservatory’s chamber music program (including groups such as Renaissance consort, world music ensemble and contemporary music); a weekly performance seminar; training and playing in therapeutic music; participating in productions of the Conservatory’s Musical Theater, Dance and Opera Departments; and involvement in concerto and other competitions through the Conservatory and through ASTA (American String Teachers Association)

Recent changes to the curriculum include expanded performance seminars and revamped courses in guitar research and pedagogy. Audition requirements have been increased to include a broader range of eras and more detailed requirements. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/music/guitar.

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and musical theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

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