posted January 13, 2009

Guitarist Jonathan Marshall to Perform Jan. 23

Hope College will feature classical guitarist Jonathan Marshall on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Marshall has performed regularly throughout Michigan, Ohio and South Korea, and in 2006 took second place in the Ohio University Guitar Competition.  He finished recording his first compact disc, "Modern Classical Guitar," in 2005, and is currently working on a new CD that will feature some of his own compositions as well as other works specifically written for the guitar.  He teaches Suzuki guitar at Grand Rapids Community College.

Marshall graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in guitar performance in 2007. He completed his bachelor's degree in music at Grand Valley State University in 2005, and he received his Suzuki teaching certificate from Baldwin-WallaceCollege in the same year.  His teachers have George Yeatman Senior, Brian Morris, Carlos De La Berrara, Clare Callahan, Oscar Giglia and Manuel Barrueco.

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.