Scott Workman to Perform Classical Guitar Recital
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Scott Workman, a professional guitarist, composer and adjunct faculty member at Grace College, will perform a classical guitar recital onFriday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 708 College Ave., Winona Lake. The free event is open to the public.
“This recital is a unique assortment of solo classical guitar music,” said Walter Brath, assistant professor of worship arts at Grace College, citing pieces by Milan, Bach, Sor, Albeniz and Domeniconi. “Workman will also perform some original compositions. We encourage the community to attend this special event,” Brath added.
In addition to leading worship at Warsaw Missionary Church in Warsaw, Ind., Workman teaches in the worship arts program at Grace College. “Professor Workman is an impressively accomplished guitarist with a diverse toolbox of musical knowledge and technique,” said Adam Dauber, a second-year student studying accounting. “He’s impacted me most by teaching me classical guitar. I’ve gotten to play in a local festival with him and in a Creative Arts and Culture class on campus. Now I’m involved in the classical guitar ensemble that he’s started at Grace. Whether you like classical guitar or not, you will be impressed by what he can do!”
Workman is a guitarist and composer with over 30 years of performing and 25 years of teaching experience. He holds a master’s of music in guitar performance from Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) and a bachelor’s of music education from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Workman has performed in several classical guitar Master Classes with Adam Levin, Duo Sonidos, Clare Callahan, Jeffrey Van and Rodney Stuckey. While at IUSB, Scott was a Music Talent Scholarship recipient and his composition “Serendipitango,” for flute, violin, guitar and cello, was premiered at IUSB’s New Music Ensemble Concert in April, 2012.
While at IPFW, Scott was chosen as a winner in the IPFW Concerto and Aria Competition in 2009, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Guitar in D, RV93 (all three movements) at the winner’s concert. His solo guitar piece, “Tanpura Suite,” was premiered at IPFW in 2011. Scott remains an active performer in many styles, including all types of popular music.
Grace College’s worship arts program in which Workman teaches is designed to prepare students for the multi-faceted role of the modern music worship setting. It trains students to support a primary pastor or worship minister within the worship environment. With proficiencies in keyboard, voice, percussion and guitar, students will combine musicianship with courses in worship music history, theory, theology and spiritual formation, along with the live performance and production in their emphasis area.