Award-Winning Guitarist William Yelverton In Recital Monday Night at Bethel University


Dr. William Yelverton

     The Bethel University Division of Music is pleased to welcome Dr. William Yelverton in a special guitar recital on Monday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. The recital will be at the Bethel Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Beth Everett, chair of the Bethel University Division of Music says, "William Yelverton’s exceptionally diverse repertoire and brilliant technique set him apart as one of today’s most exciting and unique concert artists. He is an award-winning classical guitarist whose eclectic recital programs often include jazz, folk, latin, and flamenco, together with early music performed on Renaissance lute. We are privileged to welcome him to Bethel University for this recital and encourage everyone to attend."

William Yelverton holds a Doctorate in Guitar Performance from the Florida State University and has won prizes in the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition. His debut CD, "Harpsichord Music on Guitar" was cited as "first-rate" by Guitar Review. Since his 1988 European debut in Glasgow, Dr. Yelverton has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. His concert schedule has included performances at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals, the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, National Flute Association Festival, Hartt Guitar Festival, Indiana University Guitar Festival, live radio and television appearances, and guest artist recitals at prominent universities and music societies. As a founding member of the Stones River Chamber Players, he has performed with the group throughout the US and on their ‘03 and ’05 European tours of Switzerland, Germany and France. In June ‘03, William Yelverton performed as concerto soloist with the Black Sea Philharmonic Orchestra in Constanta, Romania. He recently performed concertos with the TN Philharmonic, Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the MTSU Wind Ensemble. In February 2000, he was selected to accompany legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti in concert with the Nashville Symphony before an audience of 16,000. As an instructor, Dr. Yelverton has given masterclasses throughout the US and has been invited to teach at the National Guitar Workshop’s "Classical Summit" in Connecticut. He is currently director of the nationally recognized guitar program at Middle Tennessee State University, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where he is Professor of Music. For more information, please visit the website: