Guitar Workshop

Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, and guest artist Oscar Ghiglia

  • MUS_WKSP 310 Performance Workshop, One-Week 0 credit
  • MUS_WKSP 315 Performance Workshop, One-Week 0.5 credit (additional charge to register for credit)
  • One week, Evanston Campus, June 24-29, 2018
  • SuMTWThF, Su 12 noon-4:00 pm, MTWThF 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Final Concert, June 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Locations:Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Regenstein Hall
  • Participant Tuition: $650; Full Program Youth Auditor: $150; Per Day Auditor: $80 (non-credit)

This intensive six-day program is designed to develop strong technical ability, advanced musical skills, thorough knowledge of repertoire and healthy practice habits. Students will participate in master classes, ensembles, technique classes and private lessons. The six-day workshop will culminate in a concert of student solo and ensemble performances.

  • Anne WallerSenior Lecturer in Guitar, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
  • Mark Maxwell, Coordinator of Guitar Studies, DePaul University School of Music and Guitar Instructor, Northwestern Music Academy
  • Oscar Ghiglia, internationally renowned concert artist and professor emeritus of the Basel Music Akademie

Mark Maxwell, Anne Waller, and Oscar Ghiglia

Audition requirements

An on-campus audition or submission of a digital audio or video recording of two contrasting pieces from the standard classical guitar literature. To arrange the on-campus audition, please contact Prof. Waller directly at

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Summer ApplicationUpon creating a file in the Application, applicants should select “Summer Session” as their application type, and then select the workshop to which you are applying. This will ensure that your file is distributed to the correct reviewers. No separate application form is necessary--do not submit an application to Northwestern University via the Common Application or Graduate Music Online Application. Applicants will be asked to upload a detailed resume as well as all audition requirements for the performance offerings. NOTE: No paper applications will be accepted. Do not mail recordings to the Bienen School of Music or to faculty, as these will not be reviewed or returned.

The deadline for performer applications is April 16, 2018. Auditors are encouraged. The deadline for participant registration with full tuition due is June 1, 2018.

For more information contact the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 847-491-3141 or