Guitar Faculty

Jacob Seyer

Jacob Seyer is a classical and finger style guitarist established as an accomplished performer, instructor, and active composer and consistently seeks to share new ideas about the rapidly growing repertoire of the guitar. A native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jacob Earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at Southeast Missouri State University. In the Summer of 2015, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of a Master of Music Degree at the University of British Columbia under Daniel Bolshoy.

Jacob began his teaching career to students of all ages in 2011 at his home town in Missouri. Since then, he has gained traction in Washington State and in Vancouver as an enthusiastic instructor with a strong specialization in classical and finger style technique, open to students of all styles and ability levels.

Jacob is quickly integrating into the Vancouver music scene where he seeks to engage and serve the community. As a freelance soloist, he has performed for various North American organizations including the Canadian International Arts and Music Society, Southeast Chamber Music Sundays at Three, and The American Musicological Society. In addition to his solo career, Jacob has performed in diverse ensemble settings, including performances with the Southeast Wind Symphony, University Choir, and in numerous chamber music ensembles. ​Dedicated to bringing awareness to the guitar’s rich repertoire, Jacob highlights works of the 20th and 21st centuries by contributing new transcriptions and innovative original compositions. Jacob’s composing and arranging for the guitar stems from his studies of contemporary repertoire as well as style and technique used in current finger-style/folk guitar.

 

Alec Pearson is a classical guitarist. He enjoys a career based in Vancouver where he currently serves as sessional instructor of guitar at the University of British Columbia. Alec has performed both solo and in ensemble across Canada, Spain, Colombia, Greece and the U.S. He currently serves as president of the “Vancouver Classic Guitar Society” where he works to organize many concerts, lectures masterclasses and social events.
Alec holds the degree “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clasica” from the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain, where he studied with an array of the best guitarists in the world, including; David Russell, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Roberto Aussel, Paul Galbraith and Fabio Zanon to list a few.
Prior to studying abroad, Alec earned a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with internationally renowned Canadian guitarist and his longtime mentor Daniel Bolshoy. In 2012 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Montreal. He was born and raised in Calgary where he first received exposure to the guitar under the tutelage of Jose Fermin. During his youth, he was an active member and performer in the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary and began his own teaching career at the age of 17.

Keep an eye open for performances by trio211 (click for link). A newly formed ensemble featuring Alec, Flute Virtuoso Bernard Blary, and master violinist Larisa Lebeda. Very young in their inception, trio 211 has already enjoyed many performance opportunities and has arranged many works for their ensemble combination.

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