Christopher Gotzen-Berg

  • 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.