Called the pre-eminent guitarist of our time, Sharon Isbin, will be at the Juilliard store for a book and CD signing

Top Quote Meet legendary classical guitarist Sharon Isbin at the Juilliard store October 18thfrom 5:30 to 7:00 PM. She will be there to promote her new CD, Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions, and the new update of her book, Classical Guitar Answer Book. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 18, 2011 - Sharon Isbin was born in Minneapolis and began her guitar studies at age nine in Italy, and later studied with Andrès Segovia and Oscar Ghiglia. She received a B.A. cum laude from Yale University and a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. She is the Director of guitar departments at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School. Isbin is the founder of Juilliard's guitar department. In 1989, she created the master of music degree, graduate diploma and artist diploma, and in 2007, added the bachelor of music degree and undergraduate diploma.

    Sharon Isbin has never limited herself to any one particular music genre, and that's a providential thing for music lovers of all tastes. Her eclecticism has produced a lot of spectacular music.Her latest effort, Sharon Isbin & Friends:Guitar Passions, on which she joins with some of her guitar-playing buddies in a kind of honor to the guitar, is just one more pleasurable expression of the woman's enviable range. It is a recording, she explains in the liner notes, in which "I pay tribute to my guitar heroes, artists that I admire from the classical, rock and jazz worlds ... It is our shared passion for the guitar and for musical discovery that brings us together."

    Sharon Isbin has answered scores of questions in her Acoustic Guitar Magazine Master Class column.Now Sharon Isbin and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine, have chosen 50 essential Master Class questions and answers for the Classical Guitar Answer Book.This is a book for every guitar enthusiast, teacher, and student. No matter what styles of music you play, or the kind of guitar you play on, you'll find a wealth of information and tips in the Classical Guitar Answer Book.This book includes new appendices of resources for classical guitarists and students.

    Those of you who live in the New York City area are fortunate that you are able to go to the Juilliard Store on October 18h and meet Sharon Isbin between 5:30 and 7:00 PM. The Juilliard Store is located at 144 W. 66th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City. For the rest of us, the Julliard Store has a terrific website. Autographed copies of Sharon Isbin's new CD as well as the Classical Guitar Answer Book will be available online for a limited time. For any other questions, call the Juilliard Store (212) 799-5000 ext. 237.

    About the Juilliard Store: An adjunct to the Julliard School, throughout its history, the store has met the sheet music needs of music educators, professional performers, and amateur musicians. Today the Julliard Store is one of the last remaining sheet music retailers in New York City. Julliard School themed apparel and gift selection are also sold at the Juilliard Store. Find them on the internet at

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