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Guitar at SFCM: attack and sustain

Study guitar in the heart of one of the country’s most active classical guitar scenes.

SFCM produces some of the most successful and influential classical guitarists in the world. Spearheaded by renowned faculty and complemented by visiting artists such as Marcin Dylla, the department honors the tradition of the classical guitar while cultivating innovation. The Harris Guitar Collection, housed at SFCM, gives students a chance to see—and play—some of the most extraordinary guitars of the last two centuries.

Visiting the Campus

We're waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admission to take a tour of our facilities and audit a class. You can also contact the guitar faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

Harrison Guitar Collection

View and play over two dozen historic instruments.


Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all guitar programs at SFCM.


Perform with your peers.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Guitar is part of many ensembles, including the New Music Ensemble, historical performance ensembles, and chamber groups of various sizes and instrumentations.