Kevin Manderville is active 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 2nd Acadia International Guitar Festival, the Hamilton International Guitar Festival, the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium, and the New York Guitar Seminar, among others. He has won prizes in several international competitions, including first prize at the Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, second prize at the Rantucci International Guitar Competition and consecutive top prizes at the Columbus Guitar Symposium Competition. His debut CD, titled Through the Centuries, was released in the fall of 2010 on Clear Note.
Kevin Manderville began his classical guitar studies at the age of eighteen with James Chandler. He holds degrees from Stetson University, where he studied with Stephen Robinson and Florida State University, where he completed the Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman. In addition, he has studied in master classes with some of today’s most prominent guitarists, including Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Roland Dyens, and Oscar Ghiglia. A dedicated teacher, Dr. Manderville has taught in many diverse settings from universities to community programs. He currently resides in Montgomery, AL, where he directs the classical guitar program at Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School and is on the faculty at Huntingdon College.