By Jahna Lacey
Music Professor Tom Sprayberry will have a free guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of McAllister Fine Arts Center.
Sprayberry said he will perform standard repertoire for the classical guitar with his 2009 Lucio Nunez guitar, created by the local builder and built “to the specs” he wanted. He was able to check on the progress.
He said the standard repertoires he plans are rarely heard in concerts.
“The music department will have a chance to once again showcase the classical guitar as a viable instrument that requires as much study as any orchestral instrument,” he said.
A representative of the music program will accept donations for music scholarships.
He said he has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old and was selftaught from the beginning, against his parents’ better judgment.
After graduating from high school, he moved out and started playing in bands.
“We rarely did covers. After the last good band and I broke up, I decided to go to school. At first, I was going to study computers, but I soon saw the error of my ways and decided to go for music.”
He received an associate degree from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla., and then went to Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., to earn a bachelor’s degree in music. He moved to San Antonio a few years ago to work on a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
For information, call 210-486-0255.