Master performer, composer, and former University of Minnesota professor Jeffrey Van will conduct a master guitar class for students of the classical guitar in the Recital Hall at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:15-1:45pm.

Mr. Van, has premiered over fifty works for guitar, including Dominick Argento’s Letters from Composers, four concertos, and a broad variety of chamber music. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, As part of Duologue, with flutist Susan Morris De Jong, he has premiered and recorded commissioned works by Stephen Paulus, William Bolcom, Katherine Hoover, Robert Sierra, Tania Leon, Michael Daugherty, Libby Larsen, Frank Ferko, and Robert Rodriquez. He has been featured on many National Public Radio broadcasts, including St. Paul Sunday, has made several solo and ensemble recordings, and appears on eight recordings with the Dale Warland Singers. Van has taught master classes throughout the United States, and earned an MFA from the University of Minnesota School of Music where he is a lecturer in classical guitar. Mr. Van’s compositions include works for guitar, guitar and violin, guitar and flute, chorus, chamber ensemble, vocal solo, and organ. Van’s music is published by MorningStar Music Publishers, Boosey & Hawkes, Walton, Colla Voce, Mark Foster, Hal Leonard, and Earthsongs. A CD of his Reflexiones Concertantes (Concerto for Two Guitars and Chamber Orchestra) has been released on the Centaur label.

Students of classical Guitar of all ages and abilities are welcome to register to be a solo participant in a short public lesson with Mr.Van. Thanks to the generosity of Hardt’s Music the $25 fee is waived. Participation space is limited so early registration is recommended (Observers do not need to register). For more information please call 507-453-5500 or email: Visit our Music Division page to learn about private lessons, jazz combos and other music programs at MCA.