Seattle Classic Guitar Society | Jon Paul Yerby
Concert with Seattle Classic Guitar Society
Born in Celle, Germany, Dr. Jon Paul Yerby has performed across four continents and served on the faculty of five major Universities. An acclaimed recitalist and chamber musician, Jon has performed with the Park City Beethoven Festival, ICPNA International Guitar Festival in Peru, The Utah Opera, and tours annually throughout the United States and Europe. He has also served as a guest artist at the University of Wittenberg-Halle in Leipzig, Germany.
Jon's teachers and mentors include such luminaries as Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, John Gibbons, Tom Johnson, Adam Holzman, and Bruce Holzman. Dr. Yerby holds degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from The University of Texas at Austin (BM), New England Conservatory (MM), and Florida State University (DMA).
Jon also collaborates with dance artist Alexandra Bradshaw Yerby as the duo ‘7&1,’ creating original pieces featuring contemporary dance with live guitar. In February, 2017, Yerby was commissioned to perform the Bach Chaconne as part of a solo dance piece with New York’s famed Limón Dance Company. Yerby is currently working on his first documentary film score for the film Love Evolved, a feature length documentary film portraying the scientific quest to understand inner peace, by Dr. Steven Pierce, MD.
About Seattle Classic Guitar Society
The mission of the Seattle Classic Guitar Society is to promote the art of the classical guitar in the greater Seattle area by building and sustaining a diverse community of students, performers and listeners through concerts, master classes, performance opportunities, gatherings and outreach.
The Seattle Classic Guitar Society was founded in 1958. The Society is a local, unendowed, member-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of the classical guitar in the Puget Sound, Pacific Northwest, Washington area. The SCGS presents a variety of musical events featuring world class artists, masterclasses, and local member open mics.
On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.