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Jun 27, 2021


$20 - $30/session

CCAC Virtual Master Class Series: Julie Goldberg

All Ages

Sunday, June 27 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

As a Master Class participant, each student has the opportunity to present a piece and learn from our instructor’s expert coaching and advice. Remember to tune your guitar and warm up beforehand, and to attend the Master Class in a well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you) with a straight-back, armless chair and a music stand (or a second chair) for your music, as well as a WiFi-connected device.

  • Session: Sunday, June 27 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: Participant/Observer Fee $30; Students $20
  • What to bring to master class: 
    • Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
    • A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
    • Detailed questions for the instructor.
    • Your open, “beginner mind”.
  • How to Register: Contact Manuel Susarret at to register and receive Zoom meeting details.

About the Instructor: Julie Goldberg

Named Guitarist of the year by Classical Guitar Alive, internationally-broadcast radio program, Julie Goldberg is a dynamic performer whose concerts win critical acclaim throughout the U.S.  Julie is the first guitarist to receive a Doctorate in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

A native of Chicago, Illinois Julie began studying classical guitar at the age of 15, quickly winning a scholarship to attend the prestigious National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and went on to graduate study at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Before graduating with a Master of Music from Cincinnati, she won both the WGUC Fine Arts Radio Competition and the Three Arts Award for Music Performance.

Julie has studied guitar under Claire Callahan, Robert Guthrie, Sonia Michelson, Pamela Kimmel and Ann Waller. She has performed in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia, Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero, David Russell and Sharon Isbin, among others.

An active and versatile recitalist, Julie has performed in solo and ensemble concerts throughout the United States including concerts in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Michigan and Washington, D.C. She has been featured on the internationally known Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and has been nominated to the Illinois and Heartland Council Touring Rosters. She performs regularly with the Avanti Guitar Trio.

Dr. Goldberg is currently on the faculty of North Park University, VanderCook College of Music, Stevenson High-School in Chicago. She has the privilege of working with talented and dedicated students who have won the Society of American Musicians Competition, Evanston Music Club Competition, and North Park University Performance Award. They have received high praise, scholarships, and admittance into top college and conservatory guitar programs across the United States.

A sought after clinician, Julie has been a guest artist at the Interlochen Adult Guitar Workshop, University of Cincinnati Summer Guitar Workshop, Wisconsin Center of Music Education, Illinois Music Education Association, Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival and the Michigan Music Conference and serves as a Master Teacher for the Teaching Guitar Workshop.  Overseas she has taught masterclasses at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music.

Her newly published instructional book 100 Classical Guitar Lessons is available through Hal Leonard Publications. Dr. Goldberg is a featured clinician on the D’addario Education Collective discussing all matters concerning classical guitar instruction and performance. The guitar ensemble compositions are published by Guitar Chamber Press and Class Guitar Resources.

Julie believes music can change a person, help a society, and improve the quality of life. She is founder and director of the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble an outreach organization that presents concerts in community centers, nursing homes, and senior centers and is a  performing musician in the Healing Arts Live Music Program at the University of Chicago Hospital, which brings music to hospital patients and their family members.


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