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La Guitarra Española


7/20/2023 - 8/10/2023


Granada, Spain




This course will hone your technique and deepen your appreciation and understanding of the Spanish guitar in Granada, Spain. Daily masterclasses with some of the world's most respected, creative, and innovative guitarists. Students will also learn and perform guitar ensemble music with fellow students.

Who Should Take This Class

Intermediate and advanced guitarists. Some experience with Spanish repertoire is helpful.

Required Application Materials (please submit materials in a single document)

Personal Statement, including a detailed description of your guitar education and experience level. 

Course Coordinator

Scott Morris gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1998. He has since appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Central America, Europe and Asia. He studied at Yale University, the USC Thornton School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival, Musician’s Institute (GIT), Mozarteum Sommerakademie (Salzburg, Austria) and Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Classical Guitar Complete: From Basics to Bach and a D'Addario Exclusive Artist. Scott is the Professor of Guitar at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Important Course Information

Students will need to bring

  • Nylon-string (classical and flamenco) guitar
  • Collapsible music stand
  • Tuner
  • Extra strings
  • Outfit appropriate for the culminating performance (black shirt and slacks or skirt, or black dress)


  • All participants will need a valid and current passport for travel to Spain.
  • You must provide your passport number to Summer Arts by July 10, 2023. If you do not have a current passport, you should apply for one immediately.
  • United States citizens do not need a visa to enter Spain. However, citizens of other countries may.

Travel/Arrival date

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Summer Arts does not provide any group flights or reservations for this course. You will need to provide Summer Arts with your travel information.
  • Students must arrive in Granada by July 19.
  • Class will start on Thursday, July 20 at a time to be determined.


Summer Arts will offer group lodging arrangements from Wednesday, July 19 to Thursday, August 10 (22 nights). Students will be housed in one of two buildings: the Casa de la Alberca or the Alhacaba. All apartments have one or two bedrooms and a full kitchen including laundry. All bedrooms are double or triple occupancy. Costs are:

  • Double or triple occupancy rooms: $825

When you are notified of your acceptance to the class you will receive information on how to book your lodging.

You may also make your own reservation and payment arrangements with any hotel, vacation rental, or hostel you like in Granada.

Common expenses

The following information is for estimates only. Your individual expenses may differ.

  • Airfare (from LAX or SFO to Granada): $1200-$1700
  • Other transportation: $100
  • Lodging (if booked through Summer Arts): $825
  • Insurance: $75
  • Cell phone: $100
  • Food/spending money: $1000

Click here for course fees


Scholarship awards range from $100 to $2000 and about 80% of students receive scholarship assistance. Scholarship funds are only available towards tuition costs.

To apply for aid, complete the application when you apply online for admission to the course. Click here for more information.


Application: May 22, 2023
Acceptance notification: May 29, 2023
Housing reservation and payment (if reserving housing through Summer Arts): June 19, 2023
Insurance payment June 19, 2023
Course fees: July 14, 2023

For additional information about the course, passports and visas, or any other questions, contact

Guest Artists

The Lora Brothers

The Lora Brothers

The Lora Brothers is Douglas and Alexandre Lora. These Grammy-nominated artists merge the sonority of the Seven-string Guitar with the mystical resonances of the HandPan. The Lora Brothers explore a new musical journey: the outcome of a lifetime partnership that began in their childhood, which is consolidated now as experienced musicians.

Manolo Franco

Manolo Franco

Manuel Franco Barón won the Radio Sevilla National Guitar Award in 1979, but his best moment was in 1984 when a jury formed by Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlúcar, Serranito, and Juan Habichuela awarded him the 1st Giraldillo del Toque for guitar. Listening to his playing, one can perceive the mastery of Andalusian music.

Pedro Sierra

Pedro Sierra

Pedro Sierra has played on more than 200 recordings collaborating with other artists as a guitarist, including Carmen Linares, El Yunque, Parrita, La Tobala, La Susi, Morenito De Illora, El Potito, Paco Taranto, Maria Vargas, El Polaco, José Parra, Juanito Maravillas, Perro de Paterna, El Loreño, Familia Montoya, El Barrio, and Triana Pura, among many others.

Vicente Coves

Vicente Coves

Vicente Coves has performed as a soloist with Orquesta Filarmònica de Buenos Aires, Radio Television Spanish Orchestra, Philharmonic Young Orchestra of Moscow, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orchestra della Toscana, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de Còrdoba, Orquesta Nacional de Ecuador, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, among others. He is President and founder of the European Guitar Foundation.

Kai Narezo

Kai Narezo

Kai Narezo is a flamenco guitarist, composer, author of the book Flamenco Explained, and a co-founder of's performed worldwide as a soloist and accompanist for over 30 years and has been teaching for over 25 years. He's currently based in Granada, Spain.

Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero

Spanish guitar icon, Pepe Romero, is a founding member of the world’s leading guitar ensemble the Romeros Quartet aka the “Royal Family of the Guitar.” Known for his classical performances of dazzling virtuosity, compelling interpretations, and flawless technique, Romero is a passionate advocate of the traditional flamenco of his native Andalusia.