Guitar Studio

Welcome to the Ohio State Classical Guitar Studio!



The Classical Guitar Studio at Ohio State is a group of pre-professional musicians working together to support one another in pursuit of individual musical and personal growth. We strive to engage our various communities through the arts, while learning how to be the best artist-citizens we can be.

We will add some of our activities from the 2023–2024 academic year here.

I am happy to offer one complimentary lesson to prospective undergraduate and graduate students. Email Karl Wohlwend.

Meet the Professor

Karl Wohlwend performs across North America, Europe and Asia, playing guitar in various styles and settings. The guitar’s greatest strength is its versatility, and he strives to do it all: classical concert halls, rock ‘n' roll, musical theater pit orchestras, flamenco tablao, jazz clubs, and Irish pubs. He holds a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina.

Wohlwend served on the faculties of The Ohio State University, Capital University, Otterbein University and Ohio Wesleyan University. He coordinated the jazz/improvisation program for the Chamber Music Connection, and served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music’s Classical Guitar Workshop for twenty years.

View Karl Wohlwend's performance of Sevillanas Traditional Flamenco and Por bulerías by Tomatito on YouTube

Professional website

Plan a Visit

Having the opportunity to meet a teacher, learn about their teaching style, visit the campus, learn more about the School of Music, and ask questions in person can be very helpful.

You can schedule an appointment to visit the School of Music.

Undergraduate Admissions

Prospective undergraduate music majors, consider attending these exciting events:

  • Practice Audition Day — for high school juniors and seniors who would like to learn how to better prepare a college audition (October)
  • Spring Visit Day — for all high school students considering majoring in music (April)
  • Virtual Visit Events — for high school students and parents

Questions? Email Tanya Sparks, School of Music Admissions Coordinator,.

Graduate Admissions

Visit Graduate Studies to explore degrees and learn about the admissions process.

Questions? Email Graduate Studies.