NEW: Guitar ensembles


guitar ensemble

Guitar ensembles provide guitarists of all levels with the opportunity to experience making music in a conductor-led ensemble. A guitar ensemble may range in size from a larger chamber group (e.g./ 6-12 players), or even an orchestra!

Students learn and perform compositions and arrangements from a variety of musical styles and eras. All music will be provided. This ensemble will read only standard musical notation (TAB will not be used in this ensemble.)

Ensemble members attend weekly one-hour rehearsals, where they work with the ensemble director and program interns. Students must supply their own acoustic guitars (classical, nylon string preferred).  Music will be provided. Students will be grouped by ability level. Students must attend 90% of rehearsals in order to perform on the end-of-semester recital.

Discounts are available for Rutgers fac/staff/alumni, guitar society members, members of high school guitar programs, and for Rutgers University students. The ensembles meet during fall and spring semesters.

Students may participate in a single level over the course of multiple semesters, or until s/he is ready to graduate to the next ensemble.

Guitar ensembles are not intended to take the place of private guitar instruction.


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Guitar Ensemble I: Early Intermediate

  • Instructor: Leighann Narum
  • Class day & time: Saturdays., 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall semester: October 6 – December 22, 2018 Cancelled
      (10/13, 10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1,12/8,12/15)
    • Spring semester: February 16 – May 11, 2019
      (2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9, 3/16,3/23,3/30,4/6,4/13,4/27, 5/4,5/11)
  • Skip dates
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on  4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 1-3, or ABRSM Levels 1-2. View the RCM piano syllabus | view the ABRSM syllabus
  • Sample repertoire for this ensemble: TBA
  • Tuition: Fall semester $250 | Spring semester$325.00 (includes the cost of music)
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Guitar Ensemble II: Intermediate through advanced students

  • Instructor: Leighann Narum
  • Class day & time: Saturdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Class dates
    • Fall semester: October 6 – December 22, 2018-Cancelled
      (10/13, 10/20,10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1,12/8,12/15)
    • Spring semester: February 16 – May 11, 2019
      (2/16,2/23,3/2,3/9, 3/16,3/23,3/30,4/6,4/13,4/27, 5/4,5/11)
  • Skip dates
    • Fall semester: no classes on 11/21-11/25
    • Spring semester: no classes on 4/20-4/26
  • Student performance level: Royal Conservatory Music Development Program levels 4-6, or ABRSM Levels 3-5.  View the RCM guitar syllabus | view the ABRSM guitar syllabus
  • Sample repertoire for this ensemble: TBA
  • Tuition: Fall semester $275 | Spring semester $375.00 (includes the cost of music)
  • REGISTER NOW
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