Classical Guitar, Chair of Guitar Department


Risa has a B.M. and M.M., Graduate Performance Diploma, from the Peabody Institute of Music where she was a student of Manuel Barrueco.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Risa was a top prizewinner at the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, the D-Addario National Guitar Summer Workshop Competition and she received the Baltimore Chamber Music Award.

Risa is a member of Duo Erato with guitarist Martha Masters and she has solo and chamber concert appearances across the United States.


You can purchase Risa Carlson’s CD at any Levine campus.