Christopher Gotzen-Berg

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Division: Humanities
  • Department: Music

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

In my opinion, teaching Classical Guitar is the greatest job anyone could ask for, and I am proud to be able to do that here at Molloy College. The students here bring enthusiasm and a great passion for music to the classroom!

Academic Interests

  • Classical Guitar
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Computer Writing-Music

What I am working on

As a performer by trade, I am constantly practicing and preparing new works to perform. Currently my biggest project is a large set of pieces by Johann Kasper Mertz titled "Bardenklange, Op. 13". Outside of Molloy, I work with a large amount of private Classical Guitar Students, and perform either as a soloist, with "The Miriam Duo" (violin and guitar), or with the "McCormack/Gotzen-Berg Duo" (soprano and guitar).

Educational Philosophy

I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience music actively, either as a listener, performer, or composer. Music education is fundamental to providing a well-rounded education for all students. 

Educational Background

  • B.M. Music Performance (Guitar) - Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
  • M.M. Music Performance (Guitar) - Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
  • NYS Teacher Certified- K-12 Music

Additional Information

I am a Savage Classical Guitar sponsored artist and a Kenny Hill Guitar Company featured artist.