Guitar offers a course of study in instrumental classical guitar performance. The Guitar I class is designed not only to introduce the student to basic musical concepts and performance techniques, but to prepare the player for participation in the advanced section offerings. While Guitar I is a slow-paced introduction to the instrument that serves as a state approved fine arts credit, the Guitar II, III, and IV levels focus on the performance of works from the standard repertoire. Aspects of the curriculum are designed around college entrance requirements.
Course participants and graduates have been awarded scholarships, performance contest medals, and major university guitar department assistantships.
Guitar Faculty: Steven Howell and Jesse Ramirez
Please enjoy one of our Guitar students, Trevor Stewart, performing "Tango en Skai" by Roland Dyens.
Success Stories from our Guitar students:
- Ryan Mulqueen received a full scholarship to SMU for Guitar performance.
- Diego Figueroa received scholarship offers for guitar performance from SMU and UTD.
- Randall Groves (GHS 2014) received the 2nd place award in the Collin College Guitar Competition in 2016 and 1st place in 2017.
- Luz Ochoa (GHS 2016) received the 2nd place award in the Collin College Guitar Competition in 2017.