WINONA, Minn. — Master performer, composer, and former University of Minnesota professor Jeffrey Van will conduct a master guitar class for students in the Recital Hall at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Sunday, March 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Van has premiered more than 50 works for guitar and has performed in St. Paul’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As part of Duologue, with flutist Susan Morris De Jong, he has premiered and recorded many commissioned works. Van has been featured on National Public Radio broadcasts, he has made solo and ensemble recordings, and he appears on eight recordings with the Dale Warland Singers.
Van has taught master classes throughout the U.S. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota School of Music where he is a lecturer in classical guitar. His compositions include works for guitar, guitar and violin, guitar and flute, chorus, chamber ensemble, vocal solo, and organ. A CD of his Reflexiones Concertantes (Concerto for Two Guitars and Chamber Orchestra) has been released on the Centaur label.
Students of all ages and abilities who play the classical guitar are welcome. Registration is free thanks to a generous sponsorship by Hardt’s Music of Winona, but is currently full. Contact MCA online or call 507-453-5500 to be added to the waitlist. Those wishing to observe don’t need to register.
About Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit organization offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth ages birth through adult at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information, go to mca.smumn.edu.