BRAD MAHON (classical guitar)
From Old World to New: Two Centuries of Classical Guitar Music.
Enjoy some of the guitar's most beloved classics as well as more recent works, featuring composers from Spain to Saskatchewan!
In January 2017, Brad Mahon returned to Calgary to assume the role of Director at Mount Royal University’s Conservatory. In January 2018, he accepted the additional position of Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education. Formerly, Brad was Manager of Visual and Performing Arts at Medicine Hat College, and before that, Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina. He also maintains his long-standing affiliation with the Royal Conservatory of Music as a senior member of its College of Examiners.
When not in committee meetings or studying spreadsheets, Brad regularly sneaks off campus to moonlight as a guitarist, adjudicator, clinician, and lecturer. He has released three commercial CDs, has appeared as a guest on several other recordings, and continues to perform live and via live-stream. He has been described as “an outstanding classical guitarist” (20th Century Guitar, New York) and “a very accomplished performer” (CBC Radio, Canada), while his concert performances have been reviewed as “a delightful musical night and great spectacle for the audience” (Baiao Noticia, Portugal).
Brad’s formal education is highlighted by a PhD (musicology) from the University of Calgary, an MBA (executive management – leadership) from Royal Roads University, and an ARCT (guitar) from the Royal Conservatory of Music.