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Wesley Hixson

Wesley Hixson

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Music

Guitarist Wesley Hixson, received his Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2006 and his Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2003.Wesley has studied guitar with Steve Vazquez, Javier Calderon, Denis Azabagic, Pam Kimmel and Sergio Assad and performed in master classes with Paul Henry, David Leisner, Joe Hagedorn, Larry Ferrara and Kevin Gallagher. Over the years Wesley has performed with various chamber ensembles and orchestras and performs regularly with the Avanti Guitar Trio. From an early age, Wesley has made several recordings with various groups, as well as a solo recording titled CAPRICE, which features his original solo guitar compositions and classical guitar favorites. In addition to recording and performing, Wesley is also a composer writing works for chamber groups and soloists. His music is published by Guitar Chamber Music Press. Since 2005 Wesley has been on the faculty of Elmhurst University and frequently serves as clinician and adjudicator at festivals and competitions throughout the U.S. As a member of the Elmhurst University faculty he enjoys working with students of all skill levels and helping them.

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