Mohit Dubey's Sophomore Recital

Mohit Dubey gave a tremendously successful full-length solo recital last year, his freshman year at Oberlin, and he was dubious about being able to do it again the very next year. But he came through, in spades, with another highly impressive, varied and again, incredibly successful full-length solo recital.

Leonard Ranallo's Senior Recital

Lenny gave a tremendous performance for his final Oberlin recital. He played in the gorgeous Stull Recital Hall to a capacity crowd. His program was a challenging combination of major solo works (Bach, Martin and Takemitsu) and a concerto, the Villa Lobos, accompanied by one of Oberlin's expert staff accompanists, Yu Sakamoto.

Punch Brothers' Chris Eldridge Guitar Workshop

The renowned bluegrass+ band, The Punch Brothers, has had a performers-in-residence affiliation with Oberlin for several years. They come each year for a concert and stay for several days of residency, giving master classes, workshops, participating in open jam sessions and so on. It is a highly popular annual event which draws equally from the Conservatory/College and the community. My schedule permitted my attending the guitar workshop this year.

Julius Carlson and Adriana Manfredi Give Recital

Julius Reder Carlson was a talented and vibrant member of my guitar studio for a couple of years, in the early 00's. He left Oberlin to travel and study tango in South America. After a while I lost track of him and so was surprised and delighted when he was hired as a sabbatical replacement in Oberlin's Musicology department this year. In the interim, he'd gotten an MM in musicology from the Universidad de Chile and Ph.D.s in musicology and ethnomusicology from UCLA., along with his many travels.

Collin Stern's Freshman Recital

At Oberlin, guitar students often play full-length solo recitals in their first years. It is part of my "more-recitals" theory of teaching, in which, when a student has suitable material that is properly prepared, they perform it, whenever that is. By following this plan, they will play three or four full recitals before graduating, rather than the required one and a half. (See More Student Recitals).