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International Guitar Series featuring GRCC Professor Brian Morris

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By: Matt Meyle

Grand Rapids Community College’s professor of guitar, Brian Morris, will be performing this Thursday at the GRCC Music Center.

This will be the third concert event of the 2017-2018 International Guitar Series and  will be starting at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. The performance will be held in the Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall, room 200.

As a classical guitarist, Morris, has been a member of the GRCC faculty for 27 years and is the director of the International Guitar Series.

Morris earned his music degrees from Florida State University and Montana State University. He has stayed mostly in the education world, hosting mastering classes and workshops at Mott Community College and Kellogg Community College, as well as nearly three decades of contributions to the GRCC music program.

In addition to passing on his knowledge of music, Morris also utilizes his talents as a classical guitar soloist and a member of the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet.

In 1985, Morris and Joseph Hoey received third place honors at the annual Guitar Foundation of America’s International Guitar Duo Competition. Morris and Hoey called their classical guitar duo Les Duex Amis, which is French for “Two Friends.” The title Morris and Hoey gave themselves was a testament to the closeness the two shared in their friendship.

Morris is the definition of a music man, having recorded on four CDs compiled of solo guitar work, guitar ensemble, and even some of the songs he’s written himself. Morris also performs at weddings and other special events, and he can even sing.

Interested in seeing or hearing more of Morris following his performance in the International Guitar Series? Check out Morris’ website for more content on his musical accomplishments, performance calendar and recording catalog, but make sure to catch him in person for a captivating performance in a tight knit atmosphere.

Tickets can be found online or at the door immediately before the show. Students and seniors can attend the performance for $10, however, general admission tickets are $15.

Make sure to leave plenty of time to park and purchase a ticket before the start of the show. Parking is available at the GRCC Main Parking Ramp for $3.50. Be sure to ask for a parking voucher at the door to ensure the $3.50 exit fee, otherwise it could cost a few extra dollars.

The final night of the International Guitar Series will be on Thurs. March 15 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Robert Gruca. All GRCC upcoming concert events can be found on GRCC’s website.