The Master of Music with a concentration in guitar performance provides advanced preparation for a career as a concert performer, as both soloist and chamber musician, and as a teacher of guitar. Georgia State University’s location in the heart of Atlanta, a cultural gem of the South, allows Master of Music guitar students to take advantage of numerous performing and teaching opportunities both on and off campus. Completion of the degree normally necessitates four semesters of full-time study and requires a one-hour solo recital as well as a one-hour chamber recital.
Applicants should perform a 30-minute audition. All music must be performed from memory. Audition repertoire requirements include:
- Two contrasting movements by J. S. Bach (or equivalent Baroque composer, i.e. Scarlatti, Weiss, etc.)
- One significant work, or group of works, by a 19th century guitar composer (i.e. Giuliani, Paganini, Sor, Mertz, Coste, Aguado, Regondi, etc.,)
- One major 20th or 21st century work (i.e. Ponce, Tedesco, Rodrigo, Brouwer, Walton, Brittan, etc.)
- One contrasting work of the applicant’s choice.
Variation from this repertoire list will be considered with advance notice; applicants are encouraged to discuss the repertoire list with Dr. Enloe. When a distance of 300 miles or more is involved, a student may submit an audiotape or videotape of his or her performance. In such cases, the applicant must begin by announcing his or her name, the date, and nature of the audition.