Meet some of our friends and learn what they do!

Andrew Zohn

American guitarist Andrew Zohn is recognized internationally for his work as a performer, instructor, and composer.  A prize winner in five international competitions including the Guitar Foundation of America and the Stotsenberg International, Zohn has performed concerts on four continents. In 2008, Zohn served as a visiting artist at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. 

Since 1999, he has served on the faculty of Columbus State University in Georgia, where he directs the annual CSU Guitar Symposium. Students of Andrew Zohn have won prizes in several international competitions.

Patrick Kearney

Born in Montreal, Canada, Patrick Kearney has released four guitar albums: Bouquet (1997); Stringendo (2002); the powerful Diabolico (2004), and the acclaimed Impressions (2009), featuring the works of M.M.Ponce, on the ATMA classique label. Mr. Kearney teaches guitar at Concordia University in Montreal as well as at Vanier College. He is the founder and director of the Montreal International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition which is hosted by Concordia Music.

Christopher Ladd

Christopher Ladd is recognized throughout North America and abroad as one of the most promising classical musicians of his generation. Mr. Ladd is a founding member of The Pandora Duo with flutist Janet Arms, and The Amaranth Duo with violinist Asa Gudjonsdottir. Mr. Ladd currently serves on the faculty of The Hartt School in Connecticut. He is Director of The Hartt School Guitar Festival, and Chair of the Guitar and Harp Program.

Brendan Matthews

“The Barn Raisers” hand cuts and raises traditional timber frame structures with a love of the Art, the craft, the community, sustainability and aesthetics of old New England. 

Jeffrey McFadden

Jeffrey McFadden has collaborated with Norbert Kraft, Robert Aitken, Ann Monoyios, John Beckwith and R. Murray Shafer, among others. He is frequently heard on CBC radio and NPR in the United States both as soloist and ensemble player. Jeffrey has given masterclasses and seminars at some of North America's most prestigious institutions including the Université de Montréal, Conservatoire de Music à Hull/Gatineau, University of British Colombia, Michigan State University and the Oberlin College Conservatory. He is a lecturer in guitar at the University of Toronto.

Pascal Archer

Pascal Archer is the founder and artistic director of Exponential Ensemble, a mixed chamber music ensemble creating interactive music educational programs connecting music with math, science and literacy. He is currently Principal Clarinet of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and acting principal clarinet of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.  He has played on several New York City Broadway Show productions. Mr. Archer is also a former member of the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy.

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