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Glen McCarthy

Adjunct Faculty

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  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A417
    MS 3E3

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Biography

For over 20 years, Glen McCarthy has taught class guitar, required of all music education majors and guitar pedagogy at George Mason University. He has been a guest lecturer, clinician and adjudicator at festivals, conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. He is the past chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education, the past chair of the ASTA Guitar-in-the-Schools Committee and a co-chair and clinician for Teaching Guitar Workshops. He also teaches guitar at the Potomac Academy, the community arm of GMU.

Mr. McCarthy retired from Fairfax County, Virginia after 30 years at Robinson Secondary School where he developed a multi-level guitar program. Robinson was the first recipient of the Guitar & Accessories Manufacturers Association’s award to recognize innovative guitar programming in the United States. Under his direction, the Robinson Guitar Ensemble performed in numerous venues and was consistently awarded superior ratings at adjudicated festivals.

In 2014 from over 32,000 nominees the Grammy Foundation recognized Glen as one of the top ten music educators in the United States. He continues to perform in numerous venues and genres.

Degrees

BS, Secondary Education - Music, West Virginia University, Morgantown (1973)

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Appointment: Adjunct

Faculty Rank: Instructor

Classes

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

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