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FACULTY APPOINTMENT
 
Lynn McGrath has accepted the invitation to join the faculty at Eastman Community Music School (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester) in Rochester, NY starting in Fall of 2017, becoming a part of the rich tradition of community service started at the school in 1921.
https://www.esm.rochester.edu/community/faculty/strings-harp-guitar/
INTERVIEW FROM ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE

 

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MANAGEMENT
 
Lynn McGrath is represented by Soundtree Artists.
For more information, visit  www.soundtreeartists.com

STUDENT SUCCESS

MARCH, 2018: 
Four ECMS students placed in Youth Divisions of the Women of the Guitar Festival and Competition in Buffalo, NY! 
 
Sam C. and Mary J. were awarded 2nd and 3rd place in the 14-18 division, and Taylor K. and Lili L. earned 1st and 2nd place in the 6-13 division. Rub D. also put together a program and participated in the event. 
ECMS student and high school senior Nikhil Damani wins the Rochester Philharmonic Leagues Young Artists' "Helen and George Greer Instrumental Award" performing movements of the Concerto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo.
 
DECEMBER, 2017:
ECMS student and high school senior Nikhil Damani wins youth division of the Cordancia Concerto Competition performing mvt. 1 of the Concert de Aranjuez. Nikhil studied with Peter Kodzas numerous years before taking a 1-yr break to focus on his violin, but came back to the guitar and to ECMS in a BIG way with this win. Congratulations, Nikhil!
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Jonno Garver was awarded 3rd place in the collegiate division of the University of Louisville Guitar Festival this September. Jonno studied with Dr. McGrath last year at Oklahoma City University and is a former student of Matt Denman at OCU, and Olga Amelkina-Vera at Collin College.
 
Audrey Oden receives 2nd place at the Eastern Music Guitar Festival. Go Audrey!
Jonno Garver and Alfredo Vasquez made the semi-final round at the Classical Minds Competition in summer of 2017, in Houston, TX (in a tough field of very experienced competitors this year). Well done!
April Seals, Marin Ly, Alfredo Vasquez, and Jonno Garver took part in the Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition.
2017 New Mexico All-State Concert Master goes to Jack D.!
 
Jack is a high school junior at Albuquerque Academy and has been Dr. McGrath's  private student for 3 years (now studying via Skype). 
 
This makes 6 years in a row that Dr. McGrath's students have earned first in the state, with Leah H. in that position last year, and Audra Vigil for the 4 years prior.
 
New Mexico was the first State to formalize All-State guitar, and the level of students is impressive. Over 100 students perform by blind audition with the hope they will be selected.