Music Department
Holloway Hall

Guitar in the Gallery


Thank you to our sponsors.
Guitar in the Gallery has been made possible this year through the generous support of
Colonel Donald Stegman of Ocean Pines, MD, and the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council.

Past Performers

Andrew McEvoy, November 15, 2012

Danielle Cumming (guitar) and John Wesley Wright (voice), February 23, 2012

The Atlantic Guitar Quartet, October 27, 2011

Danielle Cumming, March 8, 2011

ChromaDuo, February 15, 2011

Jonathan Zwi, October 12, 2010

Jaan Rannik, March 23, 2010

ChromaDuo, March 5, 2009

Matt Dunlap, February 5, 2009

Mark Edwards, November 20, 2008

Zane Forshee, March 13, 2008

The Guitar in the Gallery series continues this fall with a performance by: Matt Palmer on Tuesday, September 10 in the Fulton Hall Art Gallery.

Guitarist Matt Palmer has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the Caribbean. A recent recipient of the “Up and Coming Guitarist of the Year” award by Guitar International Magazine, Matt has been described by critics as “a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar” (Premier Guitar Magazine), “highly expressive and technically virtuosic” (Modern Guitars Magazine), and “a truly accomplished and refined musician” (Cleveland Classical). An active performer, winner of numerous guitar competitions, and author of The Virtuoso Guitarist method, Matt Palmer has gained worldwide recognition as a virtuosic and soulful concert artist.

Matt Palmer

His debut CD, Un tiempo fue Itálica famosa, has been applauded by Guitar International Magazine as “an album of the highest quality…with flawless technique, deep levels of personal expression, and an artistic integrity that seems far too rare these days.” Classical Voice of North Carolina proclaims Matt’s “positively nuclear” debut displays “stunning precision and unwavering accuracy enclosed in a huge dynamic envelope.” In addition, Matt’s pioneering guitar method, The Virtuoso Guitarist, has been recognized as a valuable addition to guitar pedagogy, and “indispensable for any advanced guitarist or teacher to include in their library” (Classical Guitar Review).

Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Arizona, where he studied with Thomas Patterson and Artists-in-Residence David Russell, Sergio Assad, and Odair Assad. Self-taught as a youth, he began his formal studies at age 20 with William Yelverton at Middle Tennessee State University, and later received his M.M. at Appalachian State University, where he studied with Douglas James. In demand as a performer, Matt’s recent concert engagements have taken him to numerous universities, guitar societies, and dozens of international guitar festivals throughout the world. Matt Palmer is a Strings By Mail sponsored artist.

  • Matt Palmer
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Time: 12:30p.m.
  • The Fulton Hall Art Gallery

Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information please contact Dr. Danielle Cumming at or 410-677-3269

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Danielle Cumming, solo guitar

Guitar in the Gallery moves across the Fulton lobby to the Black Box Theatre on Tuesday November 19. SU Guitarist Danielle Cumming performs works by Spanish and South American composers Agustin Barrios, Alberto Ginastera and Antonio Jimenez Manjon.

  • Danielle Cumming
  • Tuesday November 19, 2013
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • The Fulton Hall Black Box Theatre

Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information please contact Dr. Danielle Cumming at or 410-677-3269