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Bachelor's, Master's, or Diploma in Classical Guitar, (BM, MM, Diploma)

The Classical Guitar Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as professional classical guitarists. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.


Why Roosevelt

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Learn the Business of Music

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.

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World-class Faculty

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.

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Unique Curriculum

Chamber music and ensemble studies are integrated into the curriculum, giving students regular opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty of other instruments.

"There is no better place to study music than in the city of Chicago. One of the world's greatest cultural centers, the resources available to young musicians both within our university and outside our walls are immense. I invite you to visit our campus and see what CCPA has to offer you."


Denis Azabagic
Head of Classical Guitar Program Artist Faculty, Classical Guitar

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