Atlanta Guitar Trio To Perform At Dalton State Sunday

Monday, February 11, 2013
Members of the Atlanta Guitar Trio are, from left, Scott Plato, Adam Craighead, and Bill Hearn. They will perform Sunday at Dalton State College.
Members of the Atlanta Guitar Trio are, from left, Scott Plato, Adam Craighead, and Bill Hearn. They will perform Sunday at Dalton State College.

The Atlanta Guitar Trio will entertain audience members with a history lesson as well as musical selections when it performs Sunday at Dalton State College.

The free concert begins at 3 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall on the Dalton State College campus, according to Dr. Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of Music. 

The trio will perform on guitar, mandolin, and theorbo, described by Dr. Jenkins as “a very large lute with a long neck.” The theorbo, she said, has a stronger base register and produces a larger sound than a common lute. 

“During concerts, the trio entertains audience members with historical information on the musical instruments that they use and also provides historical insight into the composers and compositions performed," Dr. Jenkins said.

The Atlanta-area musicians collectively have many decades of experience in guitar performance, Dr. Jenkins said, adding that they are all guitar educators as well.

Scott Plato earned his bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from Georgia State University and founded the guitar department at Gainesville College. Currently, Mr. Plato heads Guitar Studies at Gordon College and is the owner of Plato’s Music School in Johns Creek.

Adam Craighead received his bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and currently teaches various styles of guitar technique at a number of schools in the metro Atlanta area and in north Georgia. 

Bill Hearn earned his doctorate in guitar from the University of Arizona in Tucson and currently teaches guitar at Clayton State University. He was chosen three times as an International Semifinalist in the Guitar Foundation of America Solo Competition and worked four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program.

The Atlanta Guitar Trio is sponsored by Dalton State’s Fine Arts and Lecture Series and the Department of Humanities. 




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