GuitarFest returns to APSU with a trio of concerts at the Mabry Concert Hall

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host its annual GuitarFest from March 14-16, 2022. This year’s event will feature three concerts, each featuring an esteemed guitarist showcasing a different style.

Concerts – all free and open to the public – begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Mabry Concert Hall in the APSU Music/Mass Communication Building at Eighth Street and Marion Street.

This year’s musicians are:

  • Alan Mearn, performing on Monday March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Mearn is a virtuoso classical guitarist and alumnus of Austin Peay State University. His concert will focus on music from his recently recorded CD of virtuoso Bach transcriptions.
  • Paulo Oliveira, performing on Tuesday March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Oliveira is a Brazilian classical and jazz guitarist and is an assistant professor of music at Belmont University. It will present a mixed program of jazz and Brazilian music by Metheny, Bonfá, Bosco and original compositions, including a loop pedal.
  • Rene Izquierdo, performing on Wednesday March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Izquierdo is an internationally renowned virtuoso Cuban classical guitarist and professor of music at the University of Milwaukee.

GuitarFest is sponsored by the APSU Department of Music and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

For more information, contact APSU Music Professor Dr. Stanley Yates at or the APSU Department of Music at 931.221.7818.

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