GUITAR: An Evening with an Expert


GUITAR: An Evening with an Expert
June 18, July 2, July 23, & August 13 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
$8/member & $12/non-member | Price includes admission to the GUITAR exhibition & light appetizers. Tickets are limited.

Meet some of the experts, collectors, and luthiers that have made Bozeman’s guitar industry what it is today. Hear their stories, learn about the nuances that make each guitar unique, and listen to their handmade guitars. After the presentation in the auditorium, enjoy light appetizers in the Main Lobby and explore the GUITAR exhibition.

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June 18 with TBA performer


July 2 with Michael Videon
Director of the Montana State University guitar program, Michael Videon teaches Applied Music, Guitar Ensemble, and Guitar in Class. He performs frequently both as a soloist and in a variety of ensemble settings. He has performed as a guest artist at both the Portland and the Northwest Guitar Festivals. He served as director of the 2003 Northwest Festival which was hosted by MSU. Mr. Videon received a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Jeffrey Van. He has performed in master classes with Eduardo Fernandez, Christopher Parkening, and David Tannenbaum among others. He has been a member of the music faculty at MSU since 1997.

July 23 with TBA performer

August 13 with Mario Minor, Jr.
Growing up on and around the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Lakota/Nakoda music artist, Mario Miner Jr. developed an undying connection with the blues and rock & roll music at a very young age. Wielding a 4-string guitar named "Howlin Duke", which he built out of other broken guitars and junk parts that were laying around his house, Mario infuses his cultural roots, storytelling, a strong passion for playing music, along with his humorous demeanor and molds it into a unique live show that people of all ages can enjoy.