Adjunct Professor of Classical Guitar
Elman Concepcion received a BM in Music Performance in 1991 and a MM in Music Performance in 1996 from Florida State University School of Music where he studied with Professor Bruce Holzman.
At FSU, Elman was involved in Early Music and played Recorder and Crumhorn for Collegium Musicum Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Jeffrey T. Kite-Powell. Elman has a special interest in Music Composition and studied with Allan Thomas during his graduate years.
Elman’s passion for the Classical Guitar led him to Luthiery and in 1991 he completed his first Classical Guitar. Currently, he is exploring the possibilities of combining and balancing the use of low and high tech materials in order to improve the efficiency of the instrument while maintaining the tonal qualities that characterize the sweet tone of the traditional Classical Guitar.
Elman has participated in master classes with many of today’s most respected teachers and performers: Pepe Romero, David Russell, Robert Guthrie, David Tanenbaum, Oscar Ghiglia, Manuel Barrueco, David Starobin and the Assad Brothers.
Elman was a Quarter Finalist in the 1991 Guitar Foundation of America Ninth International Competition and a Semi finalist in the 1992 Great Lakes Classical Guitar Competition. He has been teaching privately since 1984 and was the guitar instructor at Stetson University at Celebration in 1998. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Classical Guitar at Rollins College since 2002.