Michael Morgan and Benjamin Lougheed in Concert – April 29 @ 6:30 pm @ Collins Library, Downtown Tallahassee – Free

WHAT: Michael Morgan and Benjamin Lougheed, classical guitar WHERE: Collins Library, Downtown Tallahassee WHEN: April 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm COST: FREE! Michael Morgan and Benjamin Lougheed were Concert Prize Winners of the 2014 CGST International Guitar Competition held in December of 2014. Michael Morgan began his guitar studies at the age of thirteen with David Hoge at the David Hoge Guitar Studio in Tallahassee, Florida. He continued his guitar studies at Leon High School with Ed Prasse and was a three-year member and student director of Frets, the advanced guitar ensemble at Leon High School. He was an inaugural member of the Florida Music Educator’s Association All-State Guitar Ensemble, as well as a member for the next two years until his graduation in 2013. He has studied privately with several FSU alumni, including Dr. Eric Robles, Dr. Adam Foster, and Dr. Stephen Robinson. He has participated in masterclasses with Pavel Steidl and Jorge Caballero at the Domaine Forget in Quebec, and was a prize winner in the first Classical Guitar Society of Tallahassee International Competition. He is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Music Education with Bruce Holzman at Florida State University. Michael will perform works by Frederico Moreno Torroba and Johann Sebastian Bach. Benjamin Lougheed attended the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with world-renowned teacher and current department chair Julian Gray, earning his Bachelor’s of Music in Guitar Performance with honors. He is currently completing his Masters of Music in Guitar Performance at Florida State, where he is studying with Bruce Holzman, who was recently inducted into the Guitar Foundation of America Hall of Fame. He has participated in master classes with several of the most accomplished guitarists in the world, including Jason Vieaux, Ana Vidovic, Denis Azabagic, and Paul Galbraith. Benjamin will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Roland Dyens.