Classical, jazz guitarist Dr. Matthew Dunne to offer free concert at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 15 March 2012

TROY - Troy University's John M. Long School of Music will present a free concert by classical and jazz guitarist Dr. Matthew Dunne at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 in Sorrell Chapel on the Troy Campus.

The concert will feature several of Dr. Dunne's original compositions for solo classical guitar.

Dr. Dunne is coordinator of the Music Marketing Area and Guitar Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has performed and taught throughout the United States and Mexico in both the classical and jazz genres, including concerto performances, chamber music concerts, solo recitals, and featured jazz performances. He received the DMA degree in guitar performance, jazz emphasis, from The University of Texas at Austin, the first guitarist to receive this degree, and the MM degree in guitar performance from Florida State University. He has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio since 1992, and has also taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Marshall University, where he directed the guitar program and taught Jazz Studies. He is a frequent collaborator with The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, having composed music for their last three Telarc CDs, including the Grammy winning "Guitar Heroes."

Dr. Dunne is earning an increasingly international reputation as a composer of guitar music. He recently won both the grant award for music composition and the Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. This award is given to the artist who's work is judged to be the highest quality from a pool of entrants in several artistic disciplines, including literature, visual arts, and music.