For students who are looking for an intensive music conservatory experience paired with the rich musical and cultural experiences provided by living in a major city, CCPA will prepare help prepare students for a successful career in music. CCPA's emphasis on entrepreneurial activities also prepares students for multiple career opportunities after graduation.
Students learn from Denis Azabagic, who has won 24 prizes in international competitions. Mel Bay has published a book based on his experience and insights on the subject of competitions. Active performer Mr. Azabagic is present in the performing circuits of guitar and chamber music societies and has a great deal of experience as a recording artist for several prestigious record labels including Naxos, Cedille Records, Bridge Records and Opera Tres.
Chamber music and ensemble studies are integrated into the curriculum, giving students regular opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty of other instruments.
Head of Classical Guitar Program Artist Faculty, Classical Guitar