All guitar ensembles are open by audition.
The Guitar Ensemble performs classical repertoire at festivals and concerts throughout the year. This small group provides an intimate performing experience for four or five guitarists.
- Director: Steve Suvada
Gretsch Electric Guitar Ensemble
The Gretsch Electric Guitar Ensemble performs advanced works (with a variety of rhythmic styles, time signatures, and harmonies) by musicians such as Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Frank Zappa and other contemporary composers. The group includes five guitarists and a rhythm section.
Gretsch Electric Guitar Ensemble II
- Director: Neal Alger
Electric Guitar Collective
The Electric Guitar Collective performs electric guitar-oriented works and stresses the importance of the ensemble mindset. The group includes seven to eight guitarists and a rhythm section.