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Guitar Ensemble

The Guitar Ensemble is an outreach/student-bodied acoustic guitar (both nylon and steel strings) ensemble, directed by CMS instructor, Dr. Yoshi Fukagawa. This is not your traditional classical/concert guitar ensemble, but rather a group that plays all different kinds of music on guitar. The ensemble's mission is not only to reach the community through music but also to stretch outside the stereotypical expectation of a typical guitar ensemble.

Spring 2019 Semester

Spring semester classes begin the week of January 21, 2019.



What to Know Before You Join!

Besides owning a nylon or steel string acoustic guitar, we have a short list of desired qualities for those interested in joining:

  • The Guitar Ensemble is NOT a traditional classical/concert guitar ensemble. Rather, this group plays all different kinds of music on guitar, so it's important to be open-minded and ready to learn different genres of music.

  • This ensemble is for experienced guitar players. Each ensemble member should be able to read sheet music in (1) standard music notation, (2) chords with designated rhythms, AND/OR (3) TAB with designated rhythms. It is expected that members regularly practice the assigned music and are prepared for the weekly rehearsals.

  • There will be several performance opportunities both inside and outside the CMS facility as a part of MSU College of Music and/or Community Music School outreach program. The material prepared in rehearsals will be for these public performances.

If you are interested, or know anyone who would be, please contact Yoshi Fukagawa via email at fukagawa@msu.edu

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