Adjunct Prof. Steven Dearing, Special Instructor, Classical Guitar
Studio: The Armouries
Guitarist Steven Dearing grew up in Windsor. He is heard in concert across North America as a soloist, performing as guest soloists with orchestra and accompanying in a number of chamber music settings. Local recitals include a number of appearances on the University of Windsor’s music series, in concerto with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and as chamber musician at the Windsor Canadian Music Festival. Steven has been on the music faculty at the University of Windsor since 1995. He earned a Masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance and has studied under Jeffery McFadden in Canada and John Holmquist in the US.
Mr. Vaughn Klugh, Special Instructor, Jazz / Pop Guitar
Studio: The Armouries
Vaughn Klugh does it all with style and panache. He is a professional guitarist versed in jazz, classical, pop and contemporary styles. He is an accomplished composer and arranger and an experienced instructor having taught at many jazz camps and seminars in the USA and overseas at Shonan College in Kamakura, Japan, in addition to the University of Windsor, School of Music.
Mr. Klugh has performed, arranged for and/or taught with renowned artists including Marcus Belgrave, Marvin Gay, Gary Burton, Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan. He has performed in Michigan with a number of groups and shows including The Real Deal (14-piece big band), Tapology (international tap dancing review), the Motown Musical “Now That I Can Dance”, Blues Rhythm Musical, Marcus Belgrave Trio, Norman Thrasher, Mama’s Lickin’Stick Clarinet Ensemble, Teddy Edwards Symphony at Montreaux Detroit Jazz Festival, Harold McKinney Group, “Real Tones” and Johnny Trudell Orchestra. He has been a featured artist on Detroit Live Jazz, WDET FM – Ed Love Show on National Public Radio.
Vaughn Klugh’s CDs include “Two for the Road”, “Wendel Harrison & Vaughn Klugh Duo” and his most recent “Choose Love”. He is the author of “T.H.A.T.” -- the “Theory, Harmony, Arranging Techniques” teaching system.
Mr. Klugh is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, with a Professional Diploma in arranging and composition. He studied jazz and classical guitar under Mark French, William Levitt, William Bresnahan, Pat Matheny and Wilson Warren and was an understudy of Herb Pomeroy: Linear Writing, Duke Ellington Style Arrangement & Jazz Composition.