Personal Name

Robert Trent



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Publication Date

Winter 2-25-2014

Year of Release



Jonathan Thorne, Casey Fitzwater, Rodrigo Almeida, guitar


Robert Trent- performer, recording artist, composer, conductor, arranger, improviser, teacher and scholar, has plied his talents on the continents of North and South America and in Europe on modern guitar, Renaissance lute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century.

He is in demand as an interpreter and teacher especially on the topics of historical performance practice. Dr. Trent is currently chairing the national standards committee for the guitar division of the American String Teachers of America (ASTA) and is editor of "Soundboard-Scholar," journal of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA). He holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University where he studied with Julian Gray, Manuel Barrueco and lutenist Ronn McFarlane; a Master of Arts of degree from Trenton State College and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts.

Dr. Trent begins his 20th year as Full Professor of Guitar and Renaissance Lute studies at Radford University where he is in his 13th year as director of Radford University's Annual International Guitar Festival.


Smith Recital Hall

Library of Congress Authorities

Pujol, Máximo Diego, 1957- Piezas rioplatenses

Tárrega, Francisco, 1852-1909. Capricho árabe

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Partitas, BWV 997, C minor. Preludio; arranged


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Marshall University Music Department Presents a Master Class, Robert Trent, guitar