On Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Ryan Book will perform a free concert in Owens Auditorium.
Book began playing guitar at the age of 12. Throughout his late teens and early twenties he spent his time touring with various blues, rock, and country bands. He studied classical guitar at Radford University with internationally noted professor Dr. Robert Trent. In 2009 he received his M.A. in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from Radford University.
It was in his years at Radford that Book had the opportunity to study with some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians including Jorge Caballero, Carlo Barone, and Paul O’dette. Other masterclass appearances include Anthony Gleiss, Royangi Duo, Thomas Viloteau, Adam Kossler, and Andrew Zohn.
Ryan was recently appointed as Chair of the Department Fine Arts at Sandhills Community College where he is also an Associate Professor of music. He is currently working on his D.M.A. in Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where he studies guitar with internationally noted pedagogue and performer Julian Gray.