Guitar Ensemble

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Open Enrollment 
Online registration begins August 2023. Enrollment is open throughout the year and students can enroll at any time. Parents will need to complete the two step registration process at their child’s first rehearsal. Students should bring their instruments.

Weekly Rehearsals
Each ensemble will have 36 weekly rehearsals and 2 concerts starting on Saturday September 3rd, 2022 through to May 13, 2023.


The two concert/potluck dates are Sunday December 17, 2023 and Saturdy May 11, 2024 each at 4 pm.

To participate, students should register and must be paid-off for current session.

A Tuition fee for Fall Session is $270 which includes 12 Weekly rehearsals.

A Tuition fee for Winter Session is $270 which includes 12 Weekly rehearsals.

A Tuition fee for Spring Session is $270 which includes 12 Weekly rehearsals.

Please click here to register your child’s spot in the program.

Guitar Ensemble – Weekly Rehearsals Saturday 2:00-3:00 

The Santa Monica Conservatory of Music
1501 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Call/Text: (310)576-3600


Matthew Pupura, Jazz Band Santa MonicaWith roots from both the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay area, Matthew Purpura has had music in his life since he can remember. With his mother being a classical oboist, Matthew was exposed to music from a young age. His first instrument was flute, and then made the transition to guitar at age twelve. In 2006 Matthew made the move down to Southern California where he was part of the esteemed Applied Music Program at Santa Monica College. He then attended the USC Thornton School of Music (’11) where he was fortunate enough to study a wide range of musical genres from classical to popular music. In his time at USC Matthew studied under Tim Kobza, Steve Travto, Adam Del Monte, Russ Ferrante, Edwin Livingston, and many other great artists. He is the winner of the 2011 Thornton Outreach Ensemble Competition, and currently spends his time teaching and performing in the Los Angeles area. His other interests include long distance cycling trips, surfing, and Mandarin Chinese.B