The intensive four week seminar is designed to prepare high school guitarists for successful college and professional careers.
Shea Welsh is the Director of the USC Summer Programs course Guitar Seminar: Jazz, Rock & Beyond.
Shea walks you through some highlights of the course and plays his version of Joseph Kosma's "Autumn Leaves". This is the song all applying Guitar students are required to submit a demo of along with their application.
Course Info: http://summer.usc.edu/general/summer_seminars_electric.shtml
High school guitarists take to the stage in a rock concert at Ground Zero. The students are part of the USC Summer Seminars, a 4-week summer programs for high school students who want a taste of college life.
High school guitarists attending USC Summer Programs perform a concert that is the culmination of a month of studying music theory, improvisation, sight-reading, technique, and jazz, classical and contemporary styles. The class is great preparation for college and professional careers. For more info visit http://summer.usc.edu
After I graduated with a Masters Degree from The USC Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar Department, they hired me back to design and direct this class. The intensive four week seminar is designed to prepare high school guitarists for successful college and professional careers. We have a very high success rate of our graduates matriculating into USC as well as other prestigious music programs such as New York University, The Berklee School of Music and The University of Miami