In the Guitar Program, students are immersed in a challenging environment, in which they study the physical, musical, literary, and historical aspects of the guitar across multiple styles. Students receive a holistic education in classical, jazz/contemporary, and flamenco guitar between 7th and 10th grades, before selecting one of these three styles as their specialization, or “track,” for their 11th and 12th grade years.
Students are placed in classes determined by grade and skill level. Participating in both small and large ensembles, students receive in-depth training from nationally acclaimed instructors and performers. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The program offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with OCSA.