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Parkening with student Kevin Enstrom, photo by Ron Hall

Christopher Parkening’s commitment to excellence extends to his teaching, and he is Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair of the Guitar Department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

Recently, the guitar program was ranked #1 in the Ten Very Best Colleges for Classical Guitar Performance by Music School Central. If you are interested in studying classical guitar as an undergraduate student, please see Pepperdine University’s guitar major web site.

The Parkening International Guitar Competition (the world’s preeminent guitar competition named in Christopher Parkening’s honor) takes place on Pepperdine’s campus every three years.

Mr. Parkening is also available for a limited number of lectures and master classes. For inquiries regarding possible appearances with your school or organization, please refer to the Contact page on this site.