is a very active performer throughout the Pacific Northwest, giving an average of 50 concerts a year.Highlights from recent seasons included solo lute and baroque guitar recitals at Early Music Festivals in Berkeley and Cleveland, performing as the soloist in Vivaldi's "Concerto in D," and a 10 performance run of Monteverdi's in Seattle and San Francisco.
In France, the guitar became the instrument of the nobility but the Spanish school of guitar making did not begin to flourish until the end of the eighteenth century.
Italians composers wrote a substantial number of works and, like the guitarists and even guitar makers, traveled widely.
In the sixteenth century, it in turn was gradually replaced by the five double string guitar.
Sixteenth century guitars are described as from Italia, some are still in existence.
She has performed in operas by Purcell, Blow, Paisiello, Rossini and Verdi, as well as all of Monteverdi's surviving operatic works.
Elizabeth's first solo recording, La Folia de España: Dances for Guitar, features works for baroque, 19th century, and modern guitars, and has been praised for its "...apparently effortless ease." (Lute News, UK) She is also featured in the recording Dolce Desio as a member of the early music trio Le Nuove Musiche, and in the recording with Seattle Pro Musica.He currently teaches both jazz and classical guitar at Pacific Lutheran University.He is a native of Walla Walla, Washington and has nearly thirty years of experience as a professional musician.The origins of the guitar can be traced back to the Arabic oud.The Arabic oud is stringed The Guittern was shaped like a violin, played with a pick, and had the ability to be tuned in octaves or in unison. Here, you will learn facts about the classical guitar history itself and also about the life of composers for it.On this web site, I will present information from the classical guitar's early beginning until the present day.An abstract will be followed by the full version of the history.Images of guitars at different times will complete the thought to be the type that undoubtedly developped into the modern guitar.He completed his DMA research paper, Edward's Mac Dowell's "Woodland Sketches" Arranged for Guitar: A Performance Edition, Biography, and Literature Review, in 1998. Howland earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance from Arizona State University, Master of Music from ASU, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Idaho.He received the highest marks and many academic honors and awards, including a teaching assistantship at ASU, the Presser Award, and the Eleanor Mader Memorial String Award. Howland also teaches at Rosewood Guitar in Seattle.