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BC Guitarist Wesley Arnold To Play


On Saturday, March 1, Brevard College's Wesley Arnold will perform his senior show on guitar with works by J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Yuquijiro Yocoh, Nikita Koshkin and Guido Santorsola. Bach's "Suite in A Major, BWV 1009" was transcribed for guitar by Arnold himself.

Arnold began studying guitar with Roger Cope at Blue Ridge Community College. Since then he has studied with guitarist and luthier Dr. Steven Walter of Furman University, and while living in Africa, he studied with guitar professor Fred Kazanjian of the Windhoek School of the Arts in Namibia.

Arnold has also performed in master classes for Roger Cope, Benjamin Bunch, Dr. Douglas James, Carlos Perez and Dr. Steven Walter. Upon receiving his Associate of Arts at Blue Ridge Community College, Wesley was awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Last year he received awards for outstanding music major, music theory achievement and highest grade point aver-age in the music department at Brevard College. Outside of his studies at Brevard College, Arnold performs and teaches guitar locally as well as teaches various programs, including music and leadership skills at the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County. Recently, he finished recording several new guitar compositions for the documentary "Freedomhouse," which will be released later this year.

The concert takes place on Saturday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the Francis Pavilion in Brevard College's Porter Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

For more information, call (828) 884-8330.


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