Guitarist Adam del Monte to perform at Troy University Feb. 20

Posted: Tuesday, 12 February 2008

TROY- Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will welcome a world renowned guitarist to campus for a pair of concerts on Feb. 20.

Adam del Monte will perform a concert for area high school students at 10 a.m. and a 1 p.m. concert for Troy University students and the public. The concerts will be held in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus.

Del Monte has studied flamenco and classical guitar in Spain, Israel, and England. He was the first prize winner at the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition and has performed on stages such as the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He is a member of the faculty of the Thornton Studio Jazz Guitar Department at the University of Southern California where he teaches flamenco and coaches the World Guitar Ensemble.

Dr. Catherine Allard, professor of music at Troy University, describes del Monte’s music as “fiery, emotional and appealing.”

“This guy is a world class guitar player,” said Allard, “I couldn’t imagine not wanting to go.”

In addition to the two concerts, Del Monte will conduct a master class for Troy University students and select Alabama guitar teachers. The public is invited to view the class, Dr. Allard said.

There is no admission charge for the concert, but seating is limited to the first 300 responders. To reserve a seat, call 334-670-3500.