Program Type:Little Noon Music, Virtual Programs, Friends Events, Music & Movement, Performances & Lectures
John Arnold returns to Little Noon Music with the theme of "The Solo Guitar Works of Glenn Caluda”. Dr. Caluda was John's classical guitar teacher at Shenandoah University where he taught for nearly 40 years. John is extremely proud and honored to be playing his works.
Mutations on Dies Iraes
Three Character Pieces
John S. Arnold presently teaches guitar at Moravian College where he teaches private lessons (classical, flamenco, lute, fingerstyle), guitar ensemble, flute & guitar ensemble, guitar literature & guitar pedagogy. Additionally, Mr. Arnold teaches the guitar program at the Lebanon Valley College in Lebanon, PA. Prior to these positions he taught guitar at Bennington College in Vermont. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed with numerous ensembles and venues including the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Poconos Youth Orchestra, Sage City Symphony, Satori, Two Part Invention, Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center, Musikfest, Godfrey Daniels, Wall Guitar Festival, Bach-Handel Festival, Philadelphia Classical Guitar Series, Festival of the Human Voice, HCC Guitar Mini-Fest, Hartt International Guitar Festival, and on national public radio & television. Mr. Arnold has been featured on NPR’s “Behind the Guitar” sponsored by C.F. Martin & Company. From 2000-2012, he founded and directed the Bethlehem Guitar Festival, bringing to the Lehigh Valley some of the most outstanding guitarists the world has to offer. Recently, he has just completed a recording “The Solo Works of Glenn Caluda” which will debut in early 2021. His recordings and publications can be found at Guitar Chamber Music Press.
Mr. Arnold holds an Artist Diploma degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where he studied with Richard Provost; Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, where his major teacher was Glenn Caluda.