Samuel Joseph Lawson Classical Guitarist and Musicologist

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Samuel Joseph Lawson Classical Guitarist and Musicologist
E-mail: 317 . 473 . 7864
ObjectiveExperienced masters-level classical guitarist seeking opportunities in education and performance.
Specialties Teaching:Beginner to advanced guitar (classical/popular), musicology, theory, aural comprehension Performance:Solo recitals, lecture-concerts, restaurant / lobby performances, weddings and banquets Repertoire Summary:(detailed repertoire available upon request) Renaissance and Baroque lute songs and suites Several classical genres: European classical music, Romantic-era tone poems, guitar concertos, vocal music Christmas music (specialising in early music & carols arranged for solo guitar) South American and Spanish guitar music Celtic (Irish/Scottish) guitar solos and songs (sung by Samuel and/or wife, Rebekah) Jazz Standards (for guitar and voice)
Education Master of Music: Classical Guitar Performance Dec. 2006Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts
B.S. Media Arts and Sciences,Music and Music Technology May 2001Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
Other training, experience, affiliations 2009 Vice President, Indiana Society of the Classical Guitar 2007 Suzuki Guitar Institute, Alexandria, VA: Suzuki guitar instruction training and masterclass auditing 2007 Cincinnati Musikgarten Workshop: Family music for toddlers and Cycle of Seasons Indiana Society for the Classical Guitar former board member, participating in concerts and masterclasses
Teaching Experience: (8 years experience) 2007-2008. Guitar, Musikgarten, and Instructor of Music Literacy,The Center for Young Musicians, Pittsburgh, PA  Appliedguitar lessons, music theory and aural skills, and organize student recitals, and early childhood music. 2005-2007. Guitar Instructor,Fairview Music StudiosIndianapolis, IN 2005-2007. Guitar Instructor,Noblesville Music CenterNoblesville, IN 2001-2005. Guitar Instructor,Acoustic Works.Indianapolis, IN
Performance Experience Barcelona Tapas Restaurant, Downtown Indianapolis – Wednesdays 7-10pm, (Started Jan. 2009,On-going ) Indianapolis Museum of Art - Greenhouse, Christmas guitar performance (December 2006, 2007, 2008,2009) November 2008 “First Fridays” Art Exhibit at Wheeler Arts, Indianapolis Dec 2007-Feb2008: Weekly Saturday night performances at Hereford & Hops in Cranberry, Pittsburgh, PA artist of the month, December 2007 Mid-Winter Guitar Concert (self-produced) at Fairview Presbyterian Church (January 2007) Historical and visual art commentary (mini-lecture) for event,The Music of Art,with the Indianapolis Opera at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (November 2006) Spanish Guitar Concert-Lecture for home-school assoc., Castleton Christian Church (May 2006) Spanish Cultural Luncheon,The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe(May 2006) Graduate Classical Guitar Recital, Butler University (April, 2006) Participated in baroque ensemble for opera,Dido and Aeneas(February 2006) Benefit concert forJulian Center Women's Shelter(October 2004, 2005, 2006) Indianapolis Convention Ctr. Benefit/Art Gala forPrevent Child Abuse Indianapolis(January 2006)