mariotenuta wrote:I can give you some insight on studying in Europe. I had inquired about it when I was studying. My teacher Patrick Kearney studied at the Ecole Normale de musique de Paris. A very prestigious school and not at all expensive. It is very well known for performance and competition. Debussy, de falla were both students there.
Debussy certainly not studied there but rather at the Conservatoire de Paris (which corresponds to today's CNSM, where Dyens teaches the guitar). I don't think De Falla studied there either, at least he's not in the alumni list on their site.
Moreover, if the school isn't that expensive (well, for a school in France, it is expensive !), I think studying and living in the Paris area is expensive.
But it's a great school ! I know Dyens was taught there. Andia and Alberto Ponce teach there, and some other great guitarists (Taria Chagnot, etc.).
At the CNSM de Paris, once you've entered the school, you can study harmony, composition, theory, analysis, etc. quite easily. But to enter it in guitar you'd better be a virtuoso and a teenager...
I plan on studying guitar and composition (not in France). I was thinking of trying to study guitar first and then composition. I think it's a matter of time. I don't know how it goes precisely, but if you enter in a famous international music school, there are chances you'll be quite busy just with studying guitar and/or something else.
I mean, studying guitar and follow classes on analysis of contemporary music (for instance) is probably possible, but to study both guitar and composition seems to be a bit too much to me.
The best things you could do is to ask them directly. The conservatories/hochschulen/university of arts (they're basically the same thing I think) all have a website, btw.
Cette derniÃ¨re trahison m'a Ã©tÃ© Ã©galement reprochÃ©e. Ce que je trouve Ã rÃ©pondre, c'est:"merde aux conventions!"