Huntingdon News

January 23, 2013
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Huntingdon College
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Robert Gibson to perform guitar recital at Huntingdon

 Robert GibsonMontgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College music program will offer a special guest recital performance by classical guitarist Dr. Robert Gibson, Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Music Building's Delchamps Recital Hall.  The concert is free and open to the public and will feature works by Augustin Barrios, F. Moreno Torroba, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Mauro Giuliani.

Gibson, a dedicated concert artist, teacher, and advocate of new music, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues around the United States, Mexico, and Italy.  He has introduced world premieres of music written by Donald Grantham, James Norman, Traci Mendel, and Sir Anthony Hopkins.  Gibson has also performed on electric guitar in nearly every musical genre.  He has earned prizes in several competitions, including the Appalachian Guitar Festival, the U.T.S.A. Concerto Competition, the Etude Music Club Competition, and the M.T.N.A. National Competition. 

Gibson, a member of the music faculty at Troy University, began his musical studies at age 11 and was introduced to the classical guitar in high school by Jennifer Whatley.  He earned a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance under the direction of Dr. Matthew Dunne at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts under Adam Holzman at the University of Texas at Austin.  In 2006, he completed his fourth year of studies with legendary guitarist Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy.  He has also studied with Pepe Romero, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, Sharon Isbin, Aaron Shearer, Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Cobo, Bruce Holzman and others in master class settings and has studied composition and musical arranging with Donald Grantham, James Balentine, and David Heuser. 

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.  Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The Huntingdon music program offers a degree in music with P–12 teacher certification or concentrations in voice, piano, instrumental music, or worship leadership.  The department offers a number of performing ensembles for students, including the Marching Scarlet and Grey, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Huntingdon Harmony (jazz/show choir), Percussion Ensemble, and Barbershop.

Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series is sponsored by Baptist Health.  Events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events for the 2012–2013 academic year, visit:  http://www.huntingdon.edu/events.aspx or contact the Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.

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Office: (334) 833-4515
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