The following list of performing/recording artists have performed and/or taught master classes at the University of Akron on our "International Guitar Series," founded in 1981 and co-sponsored by the Guitar Department and the Guitar Club, a registered University Student Organization. Many of the artists listed below have come numerous times. 

(all listed in alphabetical order) soloists | ensembles


  • Lily Afshar (TN)
  • Randall Avers (Norway)
  • Manuel Barrueco (NY)
  • Dusan Bogdonovic (CA)
  • Julian Bream (England)
  • William Carter--theorbo (England)
  • Michael Chapdelaine (NM)
  • Ricardo Cobo (NV)
  • Pablo Cohen (NY)
  • Larry Coryell--jazz (US)
  • David Cullen--cross-over (PA)
  • Simon Dinnigan (England)
  • Arnaud Dumond (France)
  • Alexander Dunn (Canada)
  • Guy van Duser--ragtime (CA)
  • Roland Dyens (France)
  • Angelo Favis (IL)
  • Nathan Fischer (NV)
  • Eliot Fisk (Germany)
  • Edward Flower--Renaissance lute (MA)
  • Elliot Frank (NC)
  • Dominic Frasca (NY)
  • Paul Galbraith (Brazil)
  • Oscar Ghiglia (Switzerland)
  • Nicholas Goluses (NY)
  • Fred Hand (NY)
  • Daniel Hecht--steel string (VT)
  • John Holmquist (OH)
  • Adam Holzman (TX)
  • Ricardo Iznaola (CO)
  • Sharon Isben (NY)
  • Douglas James (NC)
  • Konrad Junghangel--Baroque lute (Switz.)
  • William Kanengiser (CA)
  • Hazel Ketchum--voice/lute (SC)
  • Frank Koonce (AZ)
  • David Leisner (NY)
  • Peter McCucheon (Canada)
  • Pat Metheney--jazz (CA)
  • Vladimir Mikulka (France)
  • Carlos Molina (FL)
  • Ramon Montoya--flamenco (Spain)
  • Jorge Morel (NY)
  • Paul O'Dette--Renaissance lute (NY)
  • Christopher Parkening (MT)
  • Joe Pass--jazz (NY)
  • Tom Patterson (AZ)
  • Paco Pena--flamenco (Spain)
  • James Piorkowski (NY)
  • Luis Quintero (Venezuela)
  • Stephen Robinson (FL)
  • Philip Rosheger (CA)
  • David Russell (Spain)
  • Andres Segovia (Spain)
  • Raphaella Smits (Belgium)
  • David Tanenbaum (CA)
  • Marc Teicholz (CA)
  • Scott Tennant (CA)
  • Benjamin Verdery (NY)
  • Jason Vieaux (OH)
  • Stanley Yates (TN)
  • William Yelverton (TN)
  • Alexei Zimakov (Russia)
  • Andrew Zohn (GA)

(Note: Joe Pass' 1985 solo recital here was released commercially as "Live in Akron"!)


  • Chroma Duo--two gtrs (ONT), with Tracy Smith and Rob MacDonald
  • Cuerdas de Fuente--Andes Folk Music (Peru)
  • Curtis HS Guitar Ensemble (NY)
  • Duo 46--violin/gtr (AZ), with Matt Gould
  • Duo Cavatina--flute/gtr (IL), with Denis Azibagic
  • Duo Spiritoso--two gtrs (GA/ONT), with Andrew Zohn and Jeffrey McFadden
  • Ghetto Gitano--nuevo flamenco (NY), with Mir Ali
  • Goluses Duo--cello/gtr (NY)
  • Haslop and Sanders--violin/gtr (CA)
  • James-Rucco Duo--two gtrs (NC/Italy)
  • Keene State Guitar Orchestra (NH)
  • Klasinc and Loncar--two gtrs (VA)
  • Kraft-Silver Duo--gtr/harpsichord (ONT)
  • LA Guitar Quartet--four gtrs (CA)
  • Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MN)
  • Newman-Oltman Duo--two gtrs (NY)
  • North Carolina Guitar Quartet
  • Panebianco-Del Monaco--two gtrs (Spain)
  • Patterson Duo--voice/gtr (AZ)
  • Pearl and Gray--two gtrs (MD)
  • Reeds-Ali Duo--flute/gtr (NY)
  • Los Romeros--four gtrs (CA)
  • Song Jin Duo--pipa/erhu (China)

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