Guitar at Eastern Kentucky University

Welcome to one of the largest and most diverse guitar programs in the United States. EKU has much to offer the aspiring guitarist. Your studies will focus on solo and ensemble performance, guitar history, and guitar pedagogy. EKU guitar majors learn classic and contemporary music and study a wide variety of styles.

The Music Library at EKU features many guitar related items. Students can peruse centuries of guitar music, technical treatises, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, and historical writings. Private lessons focus on interpretation, technique, sight-reading, fretboard visualization, improvisation, the history of the guitar, and culminate in historically informed and musically expressive performances.

The EKU Guitar Program is very forward looking and embraces contemporary styles of guitar along side established traditional styles and genres that, without doubt, define and formulate the instrument's fundamental core and most essential techniques.  Guitar currently permeates every conceiveable musical landscape, including Radio, Television, Cinema, Broadway, Advertising, and the Internet. Fortunately, every genre requires the same important technical fundamentals and musicianship that you will learn while studying at EKU.

Select members of The Eastern Kentucky University Guitar Ensemble perform Eine Kleine Nachtmusik at their ensemble concert.