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"Enthusiastic and insightful"–Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine

"Marvelous...a talk that illuminated the genre"–Michael Jonnes, Executive Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra

"Your session was wonderful! It was well paced, and had a great balance of examples and information."  Buff Kahn, Carroll County Public Libraries

Dr. Candice Mowbray's in-depth study of the classical guitar combines with genuine enthusiasm and years of experience as a college classroom lecturer to present talks that are engaging as well as informative. Dr. Mowbray has presented lectures for the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti," Berklee School of Music, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, Guitar Society of Toronto, Maryland Symphony Orchestra "Let's Talk Music" series, Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Charlottesville Guitar Festival, Kreykenbaum Lecture Series, Performing and Visual Arts Northwest, John E. Marlow Guitar Series, Rock Star Jam, universities, public schools and libraries. Giving insights into historic and artistic context as well as technical aspects of music, she has given pre-concert lectures for renowned performers including Berta Rojas, Jason Vieaux, Sharon Isbin with Chris Brubeck, Alvaro Pierri and Antigoni Goni. 

Sample Videos

Past Lectures

“Women in Classical Guitar History: Player-Composers”

     International Guitar Competition "Ida Presti," Samobor, Croatia, 2022

     Southern Guitar Festival and Competition, Winston-Salem, NC, 2022

     Furman University, 2021

     Cumberland Valley School of Music, PA, 2021

     Guitar Foundation of America, Indianapolis, IN, 2020

     Montgomery County Libraries, MD, 2020-21

     Boulanger Initiative, Washington DC, 2019

     Washington County Free Library, MD, 2019

     Walkersville Library, MD, 2019

     Loudoun County All-County Guitar Festival, VA, 2018

     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2017

"Legado: A Tribute to Ida Presti and Maria Luisa Anido Performed by Berta Rojas"

     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2022

"Guitar in the 19th Century"

     Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 2021

“Ida Presti as a Solo Performer and Composer of Works for Solo Guitar”

     Toronto Guitar Festival, 2019

     Guitar Foundation of American Convention, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

     Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, PA, 2014

     Kreykenbohm Lecture Series, Hagerstown Community College, MD, 2013

“The Art of Classical Guitar: An Appreciative Look at the Classical Guitar’s History, Music and Players”

     Shepherd University, WV, 2020

     Montgomery County Libraries, 2019

     Washington County Free Public Library, 2019


     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2019

“Torroba, Ponce, Barrios and Legacy”

     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2019

“Rossini, Giuliani and Paganini: Guitar, Opera,Virtuosity and Friendship”

     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2018

“Transcription and Arrangement”

     Marlow Guitar Series, Washington DC, 2016

“Arranging Piazzolla”

     Kalnasy Concert Series, Leonardtown, MD, 2016

“Guitar Concerti and the Performers Who Bring the Music to Life”

     Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Let's Talk Music Lecture Series, MD, 2015

“The Vihuela Music of Milan and Mudarra, and its Revival in the Twentieth Century”

     Marlow Guitar Series, 2015

“Survey of Great Guitar Concerti from the Baroque to Present Times”

     Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Let's Talk Music Series, MD, 2014

“Guitar Through the Ages”

     Shippensburg University, 2014

“Musical Inspiration: Trumpet and Guitar”

     Shenandoah Conservatory, VA, 2010

“Villa-Lobos' Contemporaries”

     3rd Ibero-American Guitar Festival, Smithsonian Museums, Washington DC, 2009

“Female Figures in the Guitar World”

     Bethlehem Guitar Festival, PA, 2006

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