Huntingdon News

April 03, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Kevin Manderville performs guitar recital at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College Faculty Recital Series will present Huntingdon adjunct music professor Kevin Manderville in a classical guitar recital Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Smith Music Building Recital Hall.  Selections will include compositions by Johann Kasper Mertz, David Kellner, Traci Mendel, Ernesto Cordero, Leo Brouwer, and Eduardo Garrido.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Kevin Manderville is active as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and scholar.  He has appeared in major cities and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention, the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, the 2nd Acadia International Guitar Festival, the Hamilton International Guitar Festival, the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, and the New York Guitar Seminar, among others. He has won prizes in several international competitions, including first prize at the Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, second prize at the Rantucci International Guitar Competition, and consecutive top prizes at the Columbus Guitar Symposium Competition. His debut CD, Through the Centuries, was released in the fall of 2010 on Clear Note.

Manderville began his classical guitar studies at age 18 with James Chandler.   He holds degrees from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson, and Florida State University, where he completed the Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman.  In addition he has studied in master classes with some of today’s most prominent guitarists, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Roland Dyens, and Oscar Ghiglia.  A resident of Montgomery, Manderville directs the classical guitar program at Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School in addition to adjunct teaching at Huntingdon.

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. The Huntingdon Department of Music 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 choir), Percussion Ensemble, and Barbershop. 

Huntingdon College's Cultural and Community Events Series is sponsored by Baptist Health.  For a complete list of Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events for the the 2012–2013 academic year, visit:


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