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  • The Guitar Whisperer Blog: Performance, pedagogy, practice, and the tension between received wisdom and critical thinking.
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  • Now: Scores to “Lullaby Blue” and “Pavane for All Souls” are available. More coming soon.
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  • 2015: The second printing of The Classical Guitar Companion available soon. Electronic and print versions later this year. International distribution.
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The Pilgrim Forest is a musical novel, a wordless story told in music of a traveler who has strayed from the main road in search of truth. Although conceived as an hour-long cycle, each piece also stands alone.
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  • Mr. Berg’s analysis is among the most thorough and professional to come my way…. If you are having real problems playing clearly, efficiently and in a relaxed manner, Mastering Guitar Technique could be the book for you to read and open up your technical know-how.

    Classical Guitar Magazine (Great Britain)
  • We have since bought your CD The Pilgrim Forest and look forward to listening to the whole collection—as soon as we can stop listening to “Lullaby Blue” over and over.

    —Sandra (IN)
  • I just want to thank you for your book about guitar technique. I have suffered from dystonia, but now the problems are definitely solved thanks to your writing. I will always refer to you when I feel that I’m slipping back into my old technique again.

    —Bo L. (Sweden)
  • Berg’s performance is beautiful. His sound, his sense of progression, and level of artistic intensity are compelling and make repeated hearings of this recording very enjoyable.

    Soundboard, journal of The Guitar Foundation of America
  • Christopher Berg gave a stellar display of guitar virtuosity Tuesday night… His technique was awesome!

    Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
  • Christopher Berg’s Sunday afternoon recital at the Columbia Museum of Art left the standing-room-only crowd eager for more!

    The State (Columbia, SC)
  • The full house was treated to an outstanding performance…. His lyrical phrasing and rich tone exemplified the romantic potential of the guitar in the hands of a master.

    Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
  • The Rodrigo concerto was electrifying…
    hugely enjoyable and freshly played.

    The State (Columbia, SC)
  • A man with no technical boundaries, angelic composing abilities, simply breathtaking! This album tells a terrific tale, and is full of imagination. From start to finish, Mr. Berg is able to touch on every human emotion. It is a wonderful contribution to the ever-growing guitar literature.

  • packed with pleasure… expertly played guitars and lutes…
    wondrously nimble passage work.

    The State (Columbia, SC)

Classical Guitar at the University of South Carolina

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Excellence in Performance and Pedagogy

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The University of South Carolina Classical Guitar Program has dedicated itself to attracting accomplished young guitar students from across the country, in addition to talented South Carolina residents, and providing them with superior training as performers and teachers. USC guitar students and recent graduates have distinguished themselves as recipients of major grants and awards, Emmy nominations, artists-in-residence for southern arts commissions, soloists with regional symphony orchestras, faculty members at U.S. universities, colleges, and conservatories, and as winners and finalists in major national and regional competitions: MTNA Collegiate Artist Auditions, Society of American Musicians Young Artist Competition, Augusta Symphony Paganini Competition, South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist Competition.
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About Christopher Berg
Christopher Berg is a Carolina Distinguished Professor in the School of Music at the University of South Carolina where he directs the classical guitar program. He has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the United States.