WINNER: ST. PETERSBURG ARTS ALLIANCE GRANT

Spanish romance

To have at my fingertips, music composed decades or even centuries ago, that I can bring back to life in the present makes me feel a bit as though I have magical powers.  

A Beautiful friendship

Standards like "A Beautiful Friendship", arranged by my teacher, Frank Mullen, in this chord melody style represent for me the epitome of what it means to be a guitarist. It is when I have these lush arrangements under my fingers that I feel most like a musician.