We offer degree programs in guitar performance with a multi-style approach in which students choose a primary and secondary style among classical, jazz, flamenco, and finger-style guitar. Classes in composition, technology, world music, pedagogy, and repertoire are designed to prepare students for a versatile career in music, one that may include performing, teaching, recording, and music publishing.
World Class Artists
Since 2005, UWM’s classical guitar student organization has worked to expose students to leading performers. Each year the group invites some of the world’s best touring performers to UWM. After each performance, the visiting performer gives a master class. The student organization also annually applies for a grant with the UWM Student Association to send four students to a guitar festival, such as the Indiana Guitar Festival.
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Audition – A successful audition is required prior to entry into the BA and BFA programs. View the department requirements on the admission page for more information.
During some down time at the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition, Samuel Hines performed a rendition of Bach’s Prelude in E, BWV 1006 for Guitar Salon International.
Careers in Music
Audio Software Designer & Programmer
Choral Music Educator
Community Arts Organizer
Conductor (Band, Choral, Orchestral)
Cruise Ship Entertainer
Early Music Performer
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Folk Music Performer
Instrumental Music Educator
Marketing & Sales
Music Cognition (Science & Medicine)
Music Education Teacher (K-12)
Music Store Owner
Musical Theatre Artist
Outreach & Educational Programming
Peace Corps (Teaching Music Abroad)
Private Studio Teacher
Program Notes Author
Record Label Administration
Theatre Stage Manager
Video Game Scoring
Faculty: Guitar Performance
Lecturer, Jazz Guitar, Improvisation, & Jazz Combos
Director, Suzuki Guitar
Associate Lecturer, Classical Guitar
Area Head, Guitar
Associate Professor, Classical Guitar
Director, Guitar Program
Faculty Associate, Finger-Style Guitar
Lecturer, Suzuki Guitar