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Mar 21, 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


$30/session; $20 for students

CCAC Virtual Master Class Series: Rod Stucky

All Ages (1st and 2nd year Guitar Students)

Sunday, March 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Rodney Stucky has been head of classical guitar studies in the Preparatory Department of the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (CCM) and a co-director of the Early Music Lab in CCM’s collegiate division. He holds a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and did further studies at the Peabody Conservatory. He toured throughout the United States, Central America, and South America as classical guitarist and vocalist with The Soldiers’ Chorus of the U. S. Army Field Band from 1969 – 1971. Since then he has headed guitar programs and directed early music ensembles at the University of South Carolina and at the Saint Louis Conservatory and Schools for the arts. He has also been on the faculty at the summer music camp at Interlochen, MI. He has been an active performer on historical Renaissance and Baroque plucked instruments, including lute, vihuela, renaissance guitar, baroque guitar, and archlute and has been a member of the early music groups Apollo’s Cabinet, Shakespeare’s Band, and Mano e Arco. He has lectured on the history of the lute and lute song repertoire at Shandong University in Jinan, China and performed with Alte Musik Seoul, in Seoul, South Korea.

He is married to mezzo-soprano Mary Henderson Stucky, Professor Emerita in Voice at CCM. Since 1990 they have presented recitals throughout the midwest as well as at the Ecole Normale de Musique and the Conservatoire Supérieure in Paris, France. They have commissioned and inspired new works for voice and guitar and can be heard on the Fleur de Son label. Mr. Stucky has added to the voice / guitar repertoire with his arrangements of Spirituals, specifically Four Spirituals for voice and guitar published by Les Productions d’OZ and Five Spirituals for voice and guitar published by Guitar Chamber Music Press which can be heard on the duo’s recording. Mr. Stucky has also been a pioneer in guitar education for young children, authoring Guitar for the Young Bk. 1 & 2 published by d’OZ.

Learn more about Rodney at

  • Session: Sunday, March 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Cost: $30/session; $20 for students
  • What to bring to master class: 
    • A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
    • Detailed questions for Rod.
    • A pencil with eraser.
    • An open, “beginner mind”.
  • How to Register: Contact Manuel Susarret at to register and receive Zoom meeting details.

Important considerations for meeting virtually: 

  • Well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you)
  • Straight-back, armless chair
  • Music stand (or a second chair) for your music 
  • WiFi-connected device


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