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Sat, Oct 07


Barry University

Master Class with Prof. Carlos Serrano

This master class will provide special insights into guitar repertoire performance from a technical, expressive and culturally informed perspective.

Master Class with Prof. Carlos Serrano
Master Class with Prof. Carlos Serrano

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Barry University, 11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33168, USA

About the event

This course is for registered students of Alberto Puerto Music. The master class seeks to provide particular insights into guitar repertoire performance from a technical, expressive and culturally informed perspective. Also, it will facilitate any difficulties that guitar students face through the explicit targeting of fingering selection, supplemental technical exercises and physiological/ergonomic awareness. Finally, this class will inspire students to go beyond the notation and explore the broad range of expressive possibilities that the guitar can offer.

Sample of work by Prof. Serrano:

Instructor Biography:

Carlos Serrano is a Colombian-born guitarist. He completed a master’s degree in Classical Guitar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Carlos is a prize winner of the 19th Annual FIU Concerto Competition and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Florida International University. His commitment to the guitar and talent have enabled him to perform in master classes given by guitar virtuosos such as Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Aniello Desiderio, Ricardo Gallen, David Russell, Pepe Romero, Vladislav Blaha, Dimitri Illarionov, Adam Holzman, Andrew York, Xuefei Yang and Baroque music specialist Anthony Newman among many others. In addition, he was granted an honorable mention at the 2016 South Florida Young Artist competition.

As a soloist, Carlos has performed in several events presented by organizations such as The Miami Classical Guitar Society, Timucua Arts Foundation, Milwaukee Classical guitar Society, Guitar Sarasota, and the Madison Guitar Society among others. As an ensemble member, Carlos has performed with the Milwaaukee Mandolin Orchestra, FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra, FIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble and the FGF Guitar Ensemble. Carlos Serrano has studied under world-class virtuoso Rene Izquierdo, acclaimed guitarists/composers Federico Bonacossa and Mesut Ozgen.

Carlos has held teaching positions at the Grammy-award nominated Latino Arts Strings program, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the Superior Academy of Music (Miami). Currently, he works as General Music Instructor at Gertrude K. Edelman Sabal Palm Elementary and holds the Guitar Instructor position at Barry University.


  • Course registration

    This will register the student for the course.

    +$1.88 service fee
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