LECTURES

"Enthusiastic and insightful"

–Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine

"Marvelous...a talk that illuminated the genre"

–Michael Jonnes, Executive Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra

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 and informative. Dr. Mowbray has presented lectures for the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival, 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 and public schools. Giving insights into historic and artistic context as well as technical aspects of music, she has given pre-concert lectures for renowned performers including Jason Vieaux, Sharon Isbin and Antigoni Goni.

Upcoming Talks:

  • January 26, 2019 - Women in Classical Guitar History - Boulanger Initiative & Columbia Heights House Concerts

  • February 23, 2019 - Berta Rojas, Pre-concert Lecture - John E. Marlow Guitar Series

  • March 16, 2019 - Women in Classical Guitar History - Frederick County Libraries, Walkersville Branch, Maryland

  • April 27, 2019 - Celebrating Ida Presti as a Solo Performer and Composer of Works for Solo Guitar, Toronto Guitar Weekend

  • September 28, 2019 - The Art of Classical Guitar: An introduction to its music, composers and great performers, Montgomery County Public Library - Germantown Branch, Maryland

  • November 23, 2019 - Pre-concert Talk for Alvaro Pierri - John E. Marlow Guitar Series

  • December 16, 2019 - The Art of Classical Guitar: An introduction to its music, composers and great performers, Washington County Free Library - Hagerstown, Maryland

  • June 27, 2020 - Women in the Classical Guitar History - Guitar Foundation of America Convention, Indianapolis, IN

If you attended a lecture and would like access to lecture notes, follow the link.

If you would like to schedule a lecture for your organization or festival, please email: candice mowbray at gmail dot com.

Sample lecture topics:

  • The Art of Classical Guitar: An appreciative look at the instrument's history, players and music

  • Women in Classical Guitar History: In a presentation that includes discussion, listening and live performance, Dr. Candice Mowbray leads audiences through an appreciative look at the accomplishments and contributions of women as players and composers throughout the history of the classical guitar. 

  • Ida Presti as a Solo Performer and Composer of Works for Solo Guitar: A discussion of the wonderful guitar virtuoso, Ida Presti, includes a look at her career as a solo artist, her compositions and the ways in which her style of performance is manifested in her compositions and a selection of works written in her homage.

  • Guitar Concerti: A look at the music and stories behind select concertos from the Baroque to Modern Age

  • Classical Music 101: A friendly guide to terminology, genres and musical forms for the casual concert goer

  • Pre-concert Lectures: Tailored to concert programming

 

 

 

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