Spera is always looking for new repertoire for the unusual ten-string guitar. This work has already produced two recordings–one dedicated to Ohana and one to Bach–, and more recordings are being planned for the future. In 2016, he has completed a recording of the complete guitar works by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, together with other piano works by Mompou, that Spera has arranged for the ten-string guitar.
Guitar performance, chamber music, outreach activities, expanding the repertoire for the 10-string guitar through transcriptions and recordings
MUEL 1145 - Guitar Class
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
A systematic study of the beginning literature and technique of the classical guitar with an emphasis on reading music. Designed for nonmusic majors with no prior musical experience. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
MUSC 1326 - Guitar Musicianship and Accompanying
Survey of accompanying repertoire for guitar with solo instruments (flute, violin, voice, etc.), including introductory work in basso continuo. Activities in sight-reading, fretboard harmony and comprehension of harmony and texture. Some work will be tied to the repertoire being studied in studio lessons. Open only to guitar performance majors.
MUSC 3256 - Guitar Pedagogy
Survey and develop appropriate teaching materials and techniques; learn how to identify and address the most common technical problems experienced by guitar students; create strategies for how to avoid the development of problems in guitar beginners.