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Kennedy Guitar Studio

Upcoming Events

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2024 Mid-West Guitar Symposium

April 26th & 27th, 2024

See event schedule for times and locations

The Mid-West Guitar Symposium is a two day event sponsored by McPherson College and Kennedy Guitar Studio. It is held in McPherson, Kansas and features great learning opportunities for classical guitarists and guitar enthusiasts alike!

Our featured guitarist and maestro is Bill O'Brien!

Bill O’Brien comes to us from Pocatello Idaho, where he was the Adjunct Guitar
Instructor at Idaho State University for 36 years before retiring in 2018. He holds
Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Performance degrees from
Northern Arizona University where he studied with Tom Sheeley. He has studied
in Master Class with the Argentinian maestro, Manuel Lopez-Ramos.
He has played recitals throughout Southern Idaho as well as Arizona. He has also
adjudicated for competitions and served as a guest clinician in Idaho. Several of
his students have gone on to successful guitar careers of their own. One of those students, Jean Kennedy (Kennedy Guitar Studio) will join him on his April 26th concert.

His concert program will include music from Spain, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

In addition to his featured concert, Mr. O'Brien will teach a Guitar Technique Class

and a Masterclass for solo guitar and ensemble.

Please come and join us for a great weekend of guitar!

Mid-West Guitar Symposium

Schedule of Events


Guitar Technique Class

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: McPherson College

Hess Fine Art. Building, Choir Room

1705 E. Gordon Street

McPherson, KS 67460

free admission

Bill O'Brien Guitar Concert

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Church of the Brethren

200 N. Carrie Street

McPherson, KS 67460

free admission

Guitar Masterclass & Ensemble Showcase

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: First Baptist Church

600 E. Marlin Street

McPherson, KS 67460

free admission

Spring Guitar Ensembles 2022

Spring Recital 2016

Christmas Ensemble 2015

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