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Seminar with Prof. David Chapman

  • 4 Feb 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Museum of American Heritage 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, CA


Lecture and masterclass with Dr. David Chapman

Sunday Feb. 4, 2024 at 2:00 p,m. - 4:00 p.m.

Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

Suggested donation of $20

Join us for a lecture and masterclass by guitarist and lutenist Dr. David Chapman.

Dr. Chapman, chair of the music department chair at the California State University, Stanislaus will speak on the lute and lute tablature.  

Ecuadorian by birth and a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Chapman is in worldwide demand for lectures, demonstrations and concerts. His career has taken him to stages in Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, France, England, Germany, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico as well as extensively through the US.

Dr. Chapman has been featured as a soloist with Orchestras such as the Orquesta de Cámara de Córdoba (Argentina), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil (Ecuador), the Sacramento Symphony, the Austin Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra and the Sacramento Chamber Music Society.

He has published the guitar method “Xitarra Sapientia" and is soon to release “Smart Practicing,” a guide to instrumentalists who seek to establish a healthy and successful practice routine. He leads the California State University, Stanislaus guitar department since 2017 where he is the Artistic Director of the ¡Guitarraganza! Guitar Festival. He is currently Chair of the music department.

 Dr. Chapman previously served as the director of guitar studies at Modesto Junior College for 19 years. Students from this studio have gone on to programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory, University of Southern California, McNally Smith College of Music, Roosevelt University, California State University, Stanislaus, CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, and Humboldt State University.

Dr. Chapman studied at the Musikhohschüle Köln (Germany) as a Fulbright Scholar, the Academia Chigiana (Siena, Italy), the Conservatorio Antonio Neumane (Guayaquil, Ecuador), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Texas at Austin as well as the California State University campuses in Fresno and Sacramento.

For more information please visit: www.davidchapmanguitar.com

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