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David Asbury


Critically acclaimed guitarist David Asbury has appeared on concert stages throughout the United States, Europe and Central America. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Masters and Doctorate of Music degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. His principal teachers have been noted pedagogue Aaron Shearer and noted virtuoso Adam Holzman. Active as a solo recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Asbury has played in a diverse array of venues and styles. He has given numerous performances on radio and television and has many recording credits as a studio musician.  In recent seasons he has played recitals for the Round Top Music Festival, Bay View Music Festival, Chattanooga State College, Cloud County Community Arts Series, Montana State University, Hastings College, Riverton Arts Alliance, University of South Dakota, Valley City State University, Arts on the Prairie, Green Mountain College, and Western Michigan University amongst others. He has won numerous awards, including the Diploma of Merit from the Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Dr. Asbury is also a dedicated teacher, having has served on the faculty of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, since 1992.  His students have gone onto important graduate programs and professional success. His scholarship on composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco has led to professional papers and presentations to organizations such as the Guitar Foundation of America and the College Music Society. In the fall of 2009 Dr. Asbury concertized in California, Michigan and Texas, presented a paper at the ICERI International Conference in Madrid, Spain, and appeared as a soloist with Austin Civic Orchestra. His solo recording Lullabyes and Serenades was released under the Retamas label.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/3/2012: David Asbury and Bruce Cain

The critically acclaimed classical guitarist plays with his Southwestern University faculty colleague and bass singer in recital.

David Asbury