Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

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 and festivals in London, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada. Gray received the Excellence in Teaching Award of the Johns Hopkins University. He is the chair of the Guitar Department at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches guitar, guitar history and literature and coaches chamber music. His students and chamber ensembles are frequent top prize winners at major national and international solo guitar and ensemble competitions. Students from Gray’s studio have received every performance and academic honor awarded by the Conservatory and the Johns Hopkins University offered to the Peabody students. Gray has also recently joined the faculty of Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, where he is distinguished artist in residence and director of the Guitar Studies Program. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Guitar Foundation of America.