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20th Century Guitar: A Survey of the Pieces Written for Julian Bream

Michael McCallie




The purpose of this lecture is to present a survey of the solo guitar works written for Julian Bream and to illuminate their historical significance and lasting importance to the guitar repertoire. Many of the works written for Julian Bream have found a place within the standard repertoire, this presentation will focus on the many additional works that are not as widely played. These pieces include: Denis Apivor’s “Variations, Op. 29;” Tom Eastwood’s “Ballade-Phantasy;” and Peter Maxwell-Davies’ “Hill Runes,” among several others. For each piece, this lecture will present a “Performer’s Guide,” which will detail the specific difficulties of performing each piece.



Chattanooga native Michael McCallie has distinguished himself as one of the most promising young performers and teachers working within the classical guitar community today. As a performer, Michael has garnered several awards including a prize in the 2004 Stetson University Concerto Competition and top prizes in both the Chattanooga, TN and Cleveland Young Artists’ Competitions.

During recent or upcoming concert seasons, Michael has performed at or will have served on the faculties of: The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition, the Troy University Guitar Festival and Competition, the GuitarSarasota Concert Series and the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium. Additionally, he has performed across the United States in venues including the Cohen-Davison Theater at the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University and Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University and has performed with both the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga Symphony Orchestras.

Michael holds a Master’s of Music in Guitar Performance from Yale University where he was the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship and a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. Additionally, he has recently completed the Doctor of Music degree at Florida State University, where he was a scholarship student of the world-renowned pedagogue, Bruce Holzman. Michael’s principal teachers include: Dr. Stephen Robinson, Kevin Gallagher, Benjamin Verdery and Bruce Holzman.

Dr. McCallie is Director of Guitar Programs at McCallie School, and is the founder and Director of GuitarChattanooga, a classical guitar-driven 501©3 non-profit organization. He resides in Chattanooga, TN with his wife Kristen Pavlik McCallie and their daughter Nora.

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