Campus hosts musical masterclass in guitar

For immediate release: April 4, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Guitarist Daniel Lippel comes to Bloomsburg University on Wednesday, April 6, to teach a musical masterclass. The class will begin at noon in Haas Center for the Arts, room 164. He will also offer a concert on the same day at 7 p.m. in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 Market St. The concert is sponsored by a Curricular Enhancement Award from the College of Liberal Arts. Admission for both events is free and open to the public.

Lippel has premiered more than 50 solo and chamber works, and has been the resident guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble since 2005 and new music quartet, Flexible Music, since 2003. He has been a guest guitarist for the a number of ensembles including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble and Dinosaur Annex.

Lippel has played in nine countries and has presented masterclasses and presentations to guitar departments at institutions including the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin, Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Syracuse University.

Lippel received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was a faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio teaching classical guitar from 1999 to 2001.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.