Michael LeFevre http://michael-lefevre-guitar.com/ Michael began classical guitar studies in high school at the Willoughby School of Fine Arts in Northeast Ohio. He studied with Steve Novacek at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he earned a degree in 1992. He has taken masterclasses from some of the world’s greatest soloists, including Pepe Romero, David Russell, Eduardo Fernandez, and Paul Odette. In 1193 he took first prize at both the Northwest Guitar Festival and Portland Guitar Festival competitions and began teaching private lessons at the Rosewood Guitar Shop in Seattle. In 1995 he took forst prize at the International Guitar Congress Competition in Corfu, Greece. In 2001 Michael was awarded the Northwest Young Artist Award Trou-Prize from the Seattle LMC, a competition open to all classical performers. In addition to solo performances in venues such as Seattle's Benaroya Hall, Michael has Performed with such ensembles as the Seattle Opera, the Seattle Guitar Trio, and the St. Helens String Quartet. He has taught at Cornish and Whitman Colleges and is currently on the faculty at Walla Walla University.  

Michael LeFevre

http://michael-lefevre-guitar.com/

Michael began classical guitar studies in high school at the Willoughby School of Fine Arts in Northeast Ohio. He studied with Steve Novacek at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he earned a degree in 1992. He has taken masterclasses from some of the world’s greatest soloists, including Pepe Romero, David Russell, Eduardo Fernandez, and Paul Odette. In 1193 he took first prize at both the Northwest Guitar Festival and Portland Guitar Festival competitions and began teaching private lessons at the Rosewood Guitar Shop in Seattle. In 1995 he took forst prize at the International Guitar Congress Competition in Corfu, Greece. In 2001 Michael was awarded the Northwest Young Artist Award Trou-Prize from the Seattle LMC, a competition open to all classical performers. In addition to solo performances in venues such as Seattle's Benaroya Hall, Michael has Performed with such ensembles as the Seattle Opera, the Seattle Guitar Trio, and the St. Helens String Quartet. He has taught at Cornish and Whitman Colleges and is currently on the faculty at Walla Walla University.

 

Mike Edmondson

Mike holds degrees in classical guitar performance from Central Washington University and the University of Idaho.  He has been a guest recitalist at Heritage University, Columbia Basin Collage, and the Lake Chelan Bach Festival.  Mike currently resides in Kennewick, WA and is a frequent performer throughout the Mid-Columbia region.  Also an avid teacher, he is currently on staff at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet & Music and Heritage University.

Matthew Polk In addition to being an active performer and conductor, Matthew Polk leads the Guitar and Mariachi Program at Pasco High School. Matthew is a frequent lecturer and consultant regarding his advocacy for academically and culturally relevant music education and represents the Northwest region of NAfME on the National Guitar Council. Matthew publishes for mariachi and guitar ensembles with GuitarraPacifica. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from Eastern Oregon University, majored in Elementary Education for his Masters at Heritage University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University where his research focuses on developing creativity and critical thinking through innovative arts programs.  

Matthew Polk

In addition to being an active performer and conductor, Matthew Polk leads the Guitar and Mariachi Program at Pasco High School. Matthew is a frequent lecturer and consultant regarding his advocacy for academically and culturally relevant music education and represents the Northwest region of NAfME on the National Guitar Council. Matthew publishes for mariachi and guitar ensembles with GuitarraPacifica. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from Eastern Oregon University, majored in Elementary Education for his Masters at Heritage University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University where his research focuses on developing creativity and critical thinking through innovative arts programs.

 

Daniel Cass Dan has studied, performed, and taught a myriad of musical styles. He has been a featured soloist with the Columbia Basin Orchestra and has won several awards for his playing, most notably best guitarist in a jazz choir at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Dan studied jazz guitar with John LaChapelle at Columbia Basin College and classical guitar with Dr. Paul Grove at gonzaga University. Dan began his teaching career in 1997, and is currently an adjunct guitar instructor at Columbia Basin College. Additionally, he has adjudicated the solo and ensemble guitar students at both the regional and state level and has been a judge for the Northwest Guitar Festival Competition.

Daniel Cass

Dan has studied, performed, and taught a myriad of musical styles. He has been a featured soloist with the Columbia Basin Orchestra and has won several awards for his playing, most notably best guitarist in a jazz choir at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Dan studied jazz guitar with John LaChapelle at Columbia Basin College and classical guitar with Dr. Paul Grove at gonzaga University. Dan began his teaching career in 1997, and is currently an adjunct guitar instructor at Columbia Basin College. Additionally, he has adjudicated the solo and ensemble guitar students at both the regional and state level and has been a judge for the Northwest Guitar Festival Competition.