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Photo of Paul BowmanThe Music Department at California State University, Bakersfield is pleased to continue the fourth season of the Guitar Arts Concert Series ( with a concert by classical guitarist PAUL BOWMAN.  Dr. Bowman will present a dynamic program of music by Bach and Brahms as well as music by Tárrega and Barrios.  Additionally, Bowman will present more modern fare by Leon Janácek and Manual Ponce

This concert takes place on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the CSUB Music Building, room 127.  Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors (60+) and $5 for any student with a student ID.  Tickets can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets ( or at the door on the night of the event.  Seating is limited to 90 - so please go online to secure your seat now.

Guitarist Paul Bowman is one of today's leading advocates of new music for the guitar. Modern composers have written over 50 works for him, including music by John Eaton, Ursula Mamlok, Charles Norman Mason, Craig First, Alain-Michel Riou, Dorothy Hindman, Keith Carpenter, Easley Blackwood and Yehuda Yannay.

Dr. Bowman earned BM and MM degrees in classical guitar Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, and the DMA in Contemporary Performance from the University of California at San Diego. He has studied with guitarists Sharon Isbin and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, among many others. He studied new music interpretation with flutist Harvey Sollberger, pianist Aleck Karis, bassist Mark Dresser and flutist John Fonville. Dr. Bowman has given master classes in classical guitar at exotic location's such as Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus and, at the not-so exotic Birmingham-Southern College. To date, Dr. Bowman has produced a 13 compact disc boxed set of published and unpublished studio recordins.

The CSU Bakersfield Guitar Arts Series again welcomes Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center and KGET TV-17 as sponsoring partners.  The continued growth of this series would not be possible without their continue and generous support.

 For more information, please visit out website ( which contains specifics on each artist and event for the 2013-2014 season.

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