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Christopher Parkening Guitar Students

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Christopher Parkening Guitar Students

Christopher Parkening is ranked as one of the world's preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. The Washington Post cited, he is "the leading guitar virtuoso of our day combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument," and the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Parkening is considered America's reigning classical guitarist, carrying the torch of his mentor, the late Andrés Segovia." Christopher is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine University and has chaired the Christopher Parkening Competition in Classical Guitar since the fall of 2002. Pepperdine University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Classical Guitar. The music program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), also includes a rigorous core curriculum comprised of theory, history, private lessons, ensemble participation and numerous performance opportunities. This curriculum combined with Seaver College's top-tier general education program provides students with both depth and breadth during their undergraduate tenure.

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Christopher Parkening Guitar Student Program

Thank you for Supporting Classical Guitar at Pepperdine!

"Through your generosity, Christopher Parkening's Guitar Students have the unique opportunity of one-on-one training with renowned classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening, as they reach beyond their highest aspirations as classical guitarists. “My mission at Pepperdine University is simply to help students pursue the highest levels of personal excellence in mastering the classical guitar with the ultimate purpose of inspiring them to use their unique talents to the best of their abilities for the glory of God.” ~ Christopher Parkening.

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Each semester, classical guitar majors participate in a monthly Guitar Concert Series, weekly studio classes, and Pepperdine student-led Malibu Library outreach concerts. Supporting Christopher Parkening Guitar Student Program helps our students connect with audiences in the Pepperdine community, in Malibu, and throughout Los Angeles.

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