Guitar instructor Thomas Viloteau recorded The Walls by Sergio Assad featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and leading guitarists from around the world, including Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, AD ‘18, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble), Ana Vidovic (AD ’07, Guitar), David Tanenbaum (’76, Guitar), and Berta Rojas (MM ’98, GPD ’00, Guitar). The piece premiered on YouTube on October 7, 2021.
Guitar Professor Manuel Barrueco’s (BM ’75, Guitar) album Music from Cuba and Spain; Sierra: Sonata para Guitarra has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in the category of Best Classical Album. The album was released by Tonar Music and mastered by Recording Arts faculty Ed Tetreault. Barrueco was featured in a WJZ interview discussing his nomination in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Meng Su (PC ’09, GPD ’11, MM ’16, AD ‘18, Guitar; GPD ’15, Chamber Ensemble) has been endorsed by Swiss watch brand Enicar. The brand has been linked to motor sports like Formula One, soccer player Pelé, as well as diving, tennis, cycling, and boxing athletes.
Doctor of Musical Arts in Guitar candidate Andrew Marino will appear as a guest lecturer/performer at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, presenting his research titled Changing Viewpoints: The Evolution of Middle Eastern Style Influence on Guitar Works from the Nineteenth Century to Present-Day.
Andy Mitchell (BM ’96, MM ’98, Guitar) composed Linear Singularity, a composition about the growth of Artificial Intelligence as represented by music. The piece was dedicated to Matt Palmer, who performed the world premiere on March 6, 2021 through the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.