Classical Guitar


Colorado State University offers students of the classical guitar the opportunity to study a multifaceted musical curriculum aimed to inspire each individual to reach their fullest musical potential. With courses in chamber music, guitar history and literature, fretboard harmony, leadership and entrepreneurship, and abundant performance opportunities, the classical guitar program prepares students for a successful career in the complex and ever-changing field of music. Located in Northern Colorado, CSU’s idyllic campus is nestled in the heart of Fort Collins’ thriving music scene. Degrees offered include Bachelor of Music (performance and therapy), Master of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and a music minor.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Audition (all degrees)

  • A 2 or 3 octave major scale from the Segovia, Shearer, or similar pedagogical systems
  • A 2 or 3 octave melodic minor scale from the Segovia, Shearer, or similar pedagogical systems
  • Two pieces in contrasting styles from the standard classical guitar literature
  • Sight-reading

Master of Music

  • A single movement of a Bach suite/sonata/partita
  • Two substantial contrasting pieces of the applicant’s choice

“Jeff LaQuatra is not only an extremely fine guitarist, performer and chamber musician, but an excellent and effective teacher.  He clearly cares about his students and their musical development.” Jason Vieaux, 2015 Grammy Award-winning guitarist

“A guitarist of enormous talent, both musically and technically.” Classical Guitar Magazine

Guest Artists

Guest Artist and Poster Gallery