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David Chapman, guitar

Masterworks III 2020 :: Rodrigo :: Concierto de Arunjuez

Ecuadorian by birth and a Fulbright scholar, Dr. David Chapman, is in worldwide demand for lectures, demonstrations, and concerts on the Classical and Flamenco Guitars and Lute. His career has taken him to stages in Russia, China, Japan, Thailand,  England, Germany, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina, and Mexico as well as extensively through the US. 

He has been featured as a soloist with Orchestras such as the Orquesta de Cámara de Córdoba (Argentina),  the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil (Ecuador), The Sacramento Symphony, The Austin Chamber Orchestra, The San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, and The Sacramento Chamber Music Society.

Dr. Chapman has published the guitar method “Xitarra Sapientia” and is soon to release “Smart Practicing,” a guide to instrumentalists who seek to establish a healthy and successful practice routine. 

He leads the CSU, Stanislaus Guitar Department and has served as Director of Guitar Studies at the Modesto Junior College for the last 16 years, where he hosts the biennial Guitar Festival ¡Guitarraganza! 

Students from this studio have gone on to programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory; The University of Southern California (USC); McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul;  Roosevelt University, Chicago; CSU, Stanislaus; CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento and Humboldt State University.

Dr. Chapman did studies at the Musikhohschüle Köln (Germany -as a Fulbright Scholar), the Academia Chigiana (Siena, Italy),the Conservatorio Antonio Neumane (Guayaquil, Ecuador), the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the California State Universities in Fresno and Sacramento (USA).