Hagerstown, MD 21740
Classical guitarist Candice Mowbray is praised for her “beautiful tone” and “sensitive music-making.” She has been a featured soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer for prestigious festivals and concerts series such as the Guitar Foundation of American Convention, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Series, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest and Ibero-American Guitar Festival. She was profiled in Classical Guitar Magazine's "Letter from New York" and featured in Maryland Public Television's documentary, "Our Town.” She earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory and studied classical guitar privately with Dr. Glenn Caluda and the internationally renowned Paraguayan guitarist, Berta Rojas. She furthered her studies through private lessons and masterclasses with other world-class artists including Angel Romero, Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Isaac, Ronald Pearl, Nicholas Goluses, Julian Gray, Ricardo Cobo, Adam Holzman, Maximo Diego Pujol and Victor Villadangos. Mowbray can often be heard in chamber music collaborations and also participates in jazz, rock, theater and world music projects.
In addition to performing, Dr. Mowbray serves as an adjunct assistant professor of guitar studies at Shenandoah Conservatory and has taught courses in guitar, music history, music theory and appreciation of the broader humanities for Hagerstown Community College, Frederick Community College and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. She also enjoys writing about music. Her publications include “Recordings to Revisit: Ida Presti’s Solo Recordings” in Soundboard and “A Piece of Carnegie Hall Comes to Maryland” in Bravo! Magazine.