Jason Vieaux

Grammy-winner JASON VIEAUX, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award-winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play. Vieaux has earned a reputation […]

Kami Rowan

KAMI ROWAN is Associate Professor of Music and the past Chair of the Music Department at Guilford College. Her success has resulted in a nationally recognized guitar program within a liberal arts context. The Guilford College Guitar Ensemble directed by Rowan received 1st and 3rd prizes at the Brownsville Texas Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition […]

Julian Gray

JULIAN GRAY is recognized as one of the outstanding guitarists on the current music scene, performing in recital and as a chamber musician and concerto soloist. He has appeared at many of the most prestigious guitar gatherings, including the Second American Guitar Congress and the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, as well as concert series […]

William Wolfram

WILLIAM WOLFRAM was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally […]

Awadagin Pratt

AWADAGIN PRATT began studying piano at 6 and violin at 9. He entered the University of Illinois at 16, studying piano, violin and conducting. Later, at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas: piano, violin and conducting. In recognition […]

Matthew Decker

MATTHEW DECKER was appointed assistant principal timpanist/section percussionist in the Seattle Symphony in 2016. Before joining Seattle, Decker spent two seasons as assistant principal percussionist of the North Carolina Symphony. He was also a fellow of the New World Symphony during the 2013-2014 season. His resumé includes concert appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Malaysian […]

Michael Kris

MICHAEL KRIS is a Teaching Professor at the University of North Carolina, and he is also part of the teaching faculty at Duke University and National Music Festival. An active performer, he is Bass Trombone with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Opera Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Orchestra, and […]