Publication Date

Spring 4-27-2023


The following are extended program notes for my graduate recital. The purpose of this recital is to showcase the many ways the guitar has been used as the focal point in music. This recital covers music made from 1941 to 2006. This recital aims to exhibit the expression, nuance, and musical charisma the guitar is capable of. To do so, I have chosen nine masters of the guitar and will be playing pieces that exemplify each of their styles and voices on the instrument. Another goal of this recital is to show the many different genres and musical contexts for which the guitar can serve as the instrumental lead. This recital brings together genres such as blues, jazz, folk, classical, and flamenco. As well as displaying the guitar’s ability to lead an ensemble, this recital will show the potential for the guitar as a solo instrument. Lastly, this recital will display the varioustypes of guitars, and the sounds they can create. Electric, acoustic, and nylon string guitars will all be present in this recital.

Major Mentor

Dr. Paulo Oliveira D.M.A.

Second Mentor

Lina Sheahan M.A., M.L.S.


Music, School of


Music and Performing Arts, College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Master of Music (MM)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University