Guitar and The A-State Guitar Orchestra

Crist received his BM and MM in classical guitar performance from the Univeristy of Georgia and has over thirty-five years experience in teaching guitar. His work Technique for the Guitar, a comprehensive collection of fundamental techniques for learning proper classical guitar technique. Crist also received a DMA in composition from UGA and has written solo and chamber works for the guitar. He has performed throughout the Southeast including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina as well as in New York. Crist formed the guitar program at Arkansas State University in the Fall of 2000.

Crist is available for lessons in classical guitar, bass, and ukulele. Please email him for availability.

The A-State Guitar Orchestra was formed in the Spring of 2008 and performs regularly. Much of the music we play is accessible to even beginning students so we welcome all to join and participate in a truly unique and exciting experience!!! The members of the guitar orchestra include ASU guitar students, university professors and staff, as well as community students and adults. The group exists as a means of building a community among guitarists in Northeast Arkansas. Anyone who wishes to join the guitar orchestra should contact Crist for more information. All members should have a nylon string guitar, be able to read music, and be taking classical guitar lessons with a member of the group. Although the orchestra has the classical guitar as its core instrument, other types of guitars (electric, steel string acoustic) will be used as well as madolins, lutes, a theorbo, banjos, harp, and other plucked string instruments. We also welcome guest performers on other instruments as well.