Kevin Manderville enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, and scholar. He has appeared in major cities and festivals throughout North America and Europe including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Guitar Foundation of America International Convention, the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, and the Hamilton International Guitar Festival in Canada, among others. An advocate for new music, his programs often feature rarely performed works as well as those written for him. He has won accolades in many international competitions including the Rantucci International Guitar Competition, the Columbus State Guitar Symposium Competition, and first prize at the Concours International de Guitare Lachine in Montreal, Quebec. His debut CD, “Through the Centuries”, was released in 2010 on Clear Note.
Kevin Manderville began his classical guitar studies at the age of eighteen with James Chandler. He received the Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Manderville has taught in many diverse settings from universities to community programs. He currently resides in Grapevine, TX, where he is a guitar instructor at The Guitar Studio in Fort Worth and is on the faculty at both Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College-Northwest Campus.