Event: Lynn McGrath in Concert
Date: April 11th, 2011
Venue: Victoria Conservatory of Music, Wood Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue
Dr. Lynn McGrath adjudicates the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and also gives a concert of Tedesco, Albeniz, and Barrios. Lynn will be playing guitar as well narrating Tedesco’s Platero y Yo.
Lynn McGrath received degrees in Spanish Language and Literature, Education, and in Music, later receiving her Master and Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Southern California. She has studied with some of today’s most prominent guitarists, including William Kanengiser, Pepe Romero, James Smith and Douglas Rubio. Lynn is a former faculty member of the Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam, serves as the Tour Director for the Guitar Foundation of America, and presently lives and teaches in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has performed in multiple international festivals in Mexico, Peru and Italy, performed and given master classes for prominent guitar programs including the University of Veracruz (Mexico) and Oberlin Conservatory, and has appeared on a number of arts series and for colleges across the United States. In 2008, she completed a 6-concert tour of Peru, and has been an outreach artist for organizations such as the Austin Classical Guitar Society and the Da Camera Society (Los Angeles). She has adjudicated a number of international competitions, and in 2009 was the selected as the clinician and conductor of the Albuquerque Honours Guitar Group.