For two decades, the Servite Classical Guitar Program has been among the best in the United States. Students have won awards from competitions such as the Guitar Foundation of America, Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, and the Musical Arts Competition of Orange County. Students routinely perform in festivals regionally, such as the Orange County Classical Guitar Festival at Chapman University, Cal State Los Angeles Guitar Festival, Vanguard University Guitar Festival, and many more.
The director of the program, Dr. Andrew Stroud, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across North America, Europe, the U.K., and South America. He holds a doctorate from Florida State University, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. He also studied with the preeminent French virtuoso Judicael Perroy, and American concert guitarist Stephen Robinson. He is a frequent guest as a performer, teacher, and adjudicator at festivals across the United States including the Texas A&M University Guitar Festival, Troy University Guitar Festival, Great Guitarists at Stetson Series, Louisville Guitar Festival, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Concert Series, Wilmington Guitar Series, Kent State University Guitar festival, Corsham Arts Festival, Mediterranean Guitar Festival, and many more. He is an active promoter of new music, along with his duo partner Adam Larison. Together, they have premiered several new pieces by composers such as Mark Novakowski and Sebastian Birch. They have also transcribed several works for guitar by composers such as John Cage, Bohuslav Martinu, Phillip Glass, Antonio Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach.
The Servite High School Classical Guitar Ensemble may be available for your personal or professional event. Please contact the director, Dr. Andrew Stroud at email@example.com for more information at 657-347-1333.