Stacy Arnold is a concert performer, recording artist, and educator located in Dallas, Tx. whose concert performances have been described as "A variety of guitar music, stylistically pleasing in every way", and "His performance was generous and delightful, our audience enjoyed the concert very much" by concert presenters. Stacy Arnold has been applauded by audiences and critics for his innate musicianship, virtuosic performances, and beautiful tone. Mr. Arnold has toured throughout the United States at Universities, Colleges, Guitar Societies, Concert Series, and churches. Mr. Arnold's concert performances are characterized by performances that represent the history of the guitar, presenting composers from 16th century Renaissance Spain to the modern day, featuring the Sambas, Choros, and Waltzes of Latin America, a refined musical quality, and emotional depth.
Stacy Arnold serves as Professor of Classical Guitar Studies at Dallas Baptist University and Navarro College and holds a Master of Music degree in performance from Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of Music where he studied under the tutelage of world-renowned performer and teacher Robert Guthrie. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied under the guidance of Dr. William Yelverton. Mr. Arnold has been guided in master class instruction by David Tanenbaum (San Francisco Conservatory of Music) and Robert Guthrie (Taos, New Mexico)
Stacy Arnold's popular debut recording "Classical Guitar" (2002) features the music of Renaissance Spain, followed by his latest recordings "Timeless" (2012) and the music of "J.S. Bach" (2012), that feature the music of the Spanish Baroque and the Venezuelan Waltzes of Latin America. Mr. Arnold has also served as a faculty artist at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, North Central Texas College, and Hill College. Mr. Arnold's students have been scholarship recipients for both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts, Texas State University, and are concert artists that hold positions as the Professor of Guitar Studies on College campuses.
Stacy Arnold has toured extensively throughout the United States and has performed concerts for many prestigious organizations such as The Waxahachie Symphony Association, Cass County Performing Arts Council, Noel Masterworks Concert Series, Fort Worth Guitar Guild, Mu Phi Epsilon Sunday Concert Series, City Arts Festival, Frisco Arts Festival, West Fest Music Festival, Lord of Life Lutheran Church Concert Series, Robson Ranch Concert Series, Evangel University Artist Series, Mississippi State University Concert Series, University of Louisiana, and Louisiana College. Mr. Arnold has also been a featured artist in "Arts Now" in 2008 in Waxahachie Now Magazine as a concert artist.
Prelude (Suite for Unaccompanied Violincello, BWV 1007) by J. S. Bach
Allemande (Suite for Unaccompanied Violincello, BWV 1007) by J.S. Bach
Lagrima (Spanish/Romantic) by Francisco Tarrega
Pavanas (Suite Espanola) by Gaspar Sanz
Venezuelan Waltz No. 2 (Andreina) by Antonio Lauro
Pavan No. 1 (Renaissance) by Luis Milan
Sample Concert Programs
Guitar Music of South America
Works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Agustín Barrios, Maximo Diego Pujol, and Antonio Lauro
Guitar Music of the Americas
Works by Latin American composers Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Agustín Barrios (Paraguay), Antonio Lauro (Venezuela), Maximo Diego Pujol (Argentina), and Manuel Ponce (Mexico)
Five Centuries of Music for Guitar
The 16th century Renaissance through the 20th century. Works by Luis Milan, Luis Narvaez, Gaspar Sanz, J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Regina Sainz de la Maza, Isaac Albeniz, and Fernando Sor, Mauro Giuliani, Antonio Lauro, Manuel Ponce, Heitor Villa-Lobos
Music of Spain and Latin America
Works by Isaac Albeniz, Gaspar Sanz, Louis Milan, Luys de Narvaez, Regina Sainz de la Maza, Francisco Tarrega, Maximo Diego Pujol, Antonio Lauro, Augustin Barrios, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Leo Brouwer
Early Music for Guitar (Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical Periods)
Works by Milan, Narvaez, Sanz, J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani, and Fernando Sor
Photo courtesy of Bethany Erin Photography www.bethanyerinphotography.com
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“Stacy Arnold performed twice for our art's council, once for a school program and again that evening for a concert event. Mr. Arnold was very professional and accommodating. Our event schedule required a few last minute adjustments. Mr. Arnold graciously went out of his way to accommodate our circumstances. His performance was generous and delightful, our audience enjoyed the concert very much. Mr. Arnold was kindly indulgent of our young guitar students and made a wonderful contribution to this season's arts program”. Cass County Performing Arts Council -- Irish J, Atlanta, Tx
“A variety of guitar music stylistically pleasing in every way” John Shows, Music Dept. Chair, Evangel University
“Thank you for performing at the library today. Your program was well delivered and well received” Mitch Weverka, Artistic Director-Fort Worth Guitar Guild
“They went away wanting more!” Dr. Mike Linder, NCTC Music Dept. Chair
“Enjoyed your artistry very much” Joe Arnett, Robson Ranch Concert Series
“One of the best programs ever presented at the library” Martha Muirhead, Waxahachie Public Library
"Amazing performance!......so many people commented on the beautiful playing". Scott B. 3/11/12 (Honorary Performance in honor of celebrity chef Stephan Pyles)
"God has surely blessed you with a rich talent. How beautiful your concert performance was today. Our day and lives are full of enrichment by your music". Heritage Women's Club (Dallas,Tx.)