Guitarists, here is your chance to play in an ensemble devoted to guitar music at its best. This group class will focus on performance techniques such as cueing, following a conductor and communication between players. Groups consisting of duos, trios, quartets and more will work together. Students must be able to read all the natural notes in first position and know C, G, D, A, E, a minor, e minor and d minor chords. At least one concert per semester will be presented by the group. Open to students age 16 and older.
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The Harper Guitar Ensemble performs a wide range of music, often incorporating a variety of instrument combinations such as voice, flute, violin, and percussion.
Guitar Ensemble members learn to follow a conductor, take cues, communicate, practice precision in rests and attacks, and expand their dynamic ranges.
Under the direction of accomplished Chicago guitarist Steven Vazquez, the group performs at the end of each semester, with a concert featuring solos, duos, trios and more. The ensemble also participates in the annual Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival. (An audition is required to participate in this ensemble.)
- Be able to play C, G, D, A, E, Ami, Emi, Dmi, Bmi, F#mi chords.
- Be able to read standard music notation in the first position on the guitar.
- Note values of Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th, and 16th notes.
- Minimum of one semester of classical guitar lessons highly recommended, though not required.
For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Director Steve Vazquez at email@example.com or call the Music Office at 847.925.6568.
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