The Guitar Program at Harrison School for the Arts is dedicated to providing the highest possible level of music education. The focus is on classical guitar, as a means of establishing the most rigorous approach to technique, musicianship, and interpretive skills. Students study the standard traditional methods and repertoire, as well as the most modern methods relevant to today's musical milieu. Students are prepared for the most competitive conservatories and universities, or for the beginnings of a career. Students play solos and perform in a variety of ensembles, playing repertoire spanning five centuries form the renaissance through contemporary music, and styles as diverse as Bach and Led Zeppelin.

Guitar Department Handbook

Guitar Department Audition Requirements



Samuel Ortiz, Guitar Instructor

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (863) 499-2855

Guitar Department Progression

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9th Grade
Guitar I
Instrumental Tech I

10th Grade
Guitar II
Music Theory II*

11th Grade
Guitar III
Instrumental Tech II
Electronic Music (1/2 cr.)
Inst. Tech III (Piano) (1/2 cr.)

12th Grade
Guitar IV*
AP Music Theory
Instrumental Tech III

* denotes course with honors weighting