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OKCU Holds Classical Guitar Camp

The Romeros

The Wanda L. Bass School of Music is proud to announce the return of the Romero Guitar Institute. This will mark the 10th year of the Romero Guitar Institute at Oklahoma City University. This prestigious, week-long, classical guitar program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 36 students to be taught by the world-renowned guitar quartet, “Los Romeros.”

Celedonio Romero was a one of the great Spanish classical guitarists of the 20th century. During the Spanish Civil War he fled the persecution of Franco's regime and brought his family to the United States. Eventually, the family settled in California where Celedonio would continue to raise three of the most famous and influential classical guitarists alive today: Celin, Pepe, and Angel Romero. Together, they would go on to make history as the seminal Romero Guitar Quartet. The New York Times stated; "Collectively, they are the only classical guitar quartet of real stature in the world today; in fact, they virtually invented the format." Now in 2018, the mere mention of The Romeros conjures an emotional response in the hearts of classical guitarists, aficionados, and the general music lover.  

This summer, students from all over the world will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Romero way of music and life. Each student will receive private lessons, master classes, and chamber coaching from June 26–July 3, 2018. Students will perform solo concerts on July 1 and July 2nd. For the final concert, selected students will perform alongside the Romeros on July 3rd. All three concerts are free and open to the public at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at 7 pm in the Petree Recital Hall.

In order for Oklahoma City University’s talented guitar students to attend this program, many of them need financial assistance. With your help, you can sponsor a student. All sponsors are invited to attend the final concert with the Romeros and the chance to see a top notch classical guitar performance right here in Oklahoma. To sponsor a student or students please contact Christi Jeffreys, Development Officer at 208-5436, or donate online here. (Choose Guitar Studio Fund for the Romero Institute). 

For more information or to register, visit the institute website at romeroinstitute.wixsite.com/romero; or contact music professor Matthew Denman at 405-535-7940.