Welcome to the UNT Classical Guitar Studio page! UNT’s Classical Guitar Program stands as one of the leading programs in the United States. Our program attracts a diverse student body from around the world, including South America, Europe, and Asia. We offer a range of courses in the guitar area, including Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Chamber Music, Guitar Pedagogy, and Guitar Literature.

Performance is a significant focus of our program, with students having various opportunities, such as:

  • Guitar Departmental Meetings
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Chamber Music
  • Annual Concerto Competition
  • Participation in larger ensembles like the Baroque Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Opera.

For graduate students, what distinguishes UNT from other graduate programs is our flexibility in tailoring your degree program to align with your musical interests and career goals.

Additionally, our dedicated student organization, Mean Green Guitar Guild, frequently hosts internationally renowned artists and masterclasses. Recent guest artists have included SoloDuo, Matthias Lang, and Rene Izquierdo. The organization also provides funding to support students attending national symposia and conferences.

For further information about the guitar program at UNT, please contact Dr. Byun at

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Student/Alumni Accomplishments

Our students and alumni hold teaching positions at following institutions:

  • Hector Torres - Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus
  • Olga Amelkina-Vera - Collin College
  • Eddie Healey - Dallas College
  • Michael O. Quatnz - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Sergio Hernandez Felix - University of Texas at Tyler, North Central Texas College
  • Hector Javier Rodriguez - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Bryan Burns - Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts
Some of the distinguished competitions where our alumni and students have earned top prizes include:
  • Boston GuitarFest International Competition
  • International Guitar-Festival Iserlohn
  • Montreal International Guitar Competition
  • University of Texas International Guitar competition
  • Boulder International Guitar Competition
  • Appalachian Guitar Fest and Solo Guitar Competition
  • Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition
  • New Orleans International Guitar Festival Competition
  • International Mississippi Guitar Festival Competition
  • Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival and Competition
  • International Tennessee Guitar Festival Competition
  • Mountain View Guitar Festival and Competition
  • University of Texas at Dallas International Solo Guitar Competition
  • University of Texas-Pan American Guitar Competition
  • Houston Guitar Competition
  • Dallas International Guitar Competition
  • Florida Guitar Festival & Competition
  • Wilson Center Guitar Festival & Competition
  • University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition
  • Southern Guitar Festival and Competition