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CSUSB Guitar Ensemble
The CSUSB Guitar Ensemble offers a unique opportunity for guitarists to play in a group setting which is rarely available for classical guitarists. Historically speaking the classical guitar has always been primarily a solo instrument. Participation in the group allows guitarists to experience musically interactive ideas as a group that many other orchestral instrumentalists experience much more regularly. Members of the ensemble even have the option of arranging music for the group. This affords a real-life experience of both arranging and performing.
Lecturer of Applied Guitar; Director, Guitar Ensemble
Office Location: Chaparral Hall, Room 102A
Phone: (909) 537-5865
Mr. Green conducts the CSUSB Guitar Ensemble, is the applied classical guitar instructor, and teaches class guitar and music appreciation. View full bio.
Ensemble Rehearsal Times
Due to COVID-19, rehearsals will be conducted temporarily online for the fall semester, August 26 – December 2, 2020. This is subject to change for spring semester 2021.
CSUSB Guitar Ensemble Membership
Students, CSUSB faculty members, and community artists are all invited to participate in the California State University, San Bernardino Guitar Ensemble. Membership in the CSUSB Guitar Ensemble is open to all students regardless of major; you do not have to be a music major to participate. High school students are eligible to participate through Open University (freshman and sophomores) and CSUSB’s High School University Program (juniors and seniors), and middle school students are eligible to participate through Open University with their instructor’s permission. Transferable university/college credit is available through both Open University and the High School University Program, and so please email Mr. Green to receive the registration forms and information. Membership is by audition only and auditions are held the first week of each semester.
CSUSB Guitar Ensemble Opportunities
Members of the CSUSB Guitar Ensemble have access to a variety of special opportunities that include a collaborative relationship with the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, and access to participation in the CSUSB American String Teachers Association Student Chapter: Yotie Edition.
California State University, San Bernardino Student Chapter: Yotie Edition Opportunities:
- Membership for any student musician (string, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, voice), in the largest national association for string and orchestral performance, pedagogy, and advocacy
- Professional development opportunities
- California State University, San Bernardino Summer Orchestra, Piano, Guitar & Chamber Music Camp Student Internships
- Access to reduced registration prices for the American String Teachers Association National Conference
Admission into the CSUSB Guitar Ensemble is by audition and non-majors are welcome. For more information about auditions for the California State University, San Bernardino Cello Ensemble, please contact Mr. Stuart Green at SGreen@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5865. You may also connect with us on the String & Orchestral Program's Facebook page.