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Guitar master busy in summer, fall

British-born Dr. Stanley Yates, professor of music and director of guitar studies at Austin Peay State University, says he will spend the summer teaching an online music appreciation class for Austin Peay, as well as teaching and performing at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Villa-Maria College, Buffalo.

In May 2007, Yates confirmed that a DVD about Spanish guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega, which Yates filmed some time back, is to be released soon by the English company, Home TV. And Ill be filming two more DVDs for them this year, he said.
British-born Dr. Stanley Yates, professor of music and director of guitar studies at Austin Peay State University, says he will spend the summer teaching an online music appreciation class for Austin Peay, as well as teaching and performing at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Villa-Maria College, Buffalo.

In May 2007, Yates confirmed that a DVD about Spanish guitarist-composer Francisco Tarrega, which Yates filmed “some time back,” is to be released soon by the English company, Home TV. “And I'll be filming two more DVDs for them this year,” he said.

Additionally, Yates is completing a guitar method and teaching DVD for Mel Bay Publications, slated for release at the Frankfurt Music Fair later in the fall.

An international prize-winning performer, recording artist, teacher, arranger and scholar, Yates was selected recently to the Guitar Foundation of American Artistic Advisory Board.

For more information about APSU's Guitar Program, contact Yates by e-mail at yatess@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke