“A beautiful player, so expressive and musical”
–John Feeley, guitarist
“A great musician, beautiful tone, a joy to work with”
—Marcelo Berestovoy, guitarist
"[Reverie's] program has an artful and intelligent flow...the playing throughout is splendid"
–Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine
2020 Maryland State Arts Council Independent Artist Award
Candice Mowbray has been selected as a recipient of a 2020 Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. The award recognizes notable artistic achievement in the performing arts and offers an unrestricted grant of $10,000. Read the official press release as well as a statement from First Lady, Yumi Hogan, here: https://www.msac.org/press-release/maryland-state-arts-council-announces-2020-independent-arts-award-recipients
New Faculty Appointment
This fall, Candice joined the faculty of Shepherd University to lead undergraduate guitar studies. This is an adjunct appointment and, in addition to teaching students majoring in music and guitar performance, Dr. Mowbray will offer classes for the broader community. Fall term guitar courses will occur online.
Seven Tones Project
The Seven Tones Project was created by Paul Glenshaw to bring musicians and filmmakers together for virtual collaborations during the COVID pandemic. Candice Mowbray and Danny Webber transcribed Duke Ellington's "African Flower" from a televised solo piano performance. Their recording was sent to filmmaker, Darroch Greer, who used it as the soundtrack for a visual documentary about Eugene Bullard, the first African-American fighter pilot. You can watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw64CBQDLCa3HsoRkgahZXQ. To see Duke Ellington's performance, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLyplzFmTcQ.
Je te Veux Playalong
To read about Candice's social media project, "Je te Veux Playalong," follow this link.
Top 50 Female Guitarists Playlist
Candice Mowbray was recently included in the Spotify playlist "Hall of fame - 50 women classical guitarists you need to know." Use the player below to listen.