Dr. Jose Manuel Lezcano

Contact: (603) 313.3027, emailwebsite.

Professor of Music, Keene State College, joined faculty in 1991.  Coordinator of Guitar Program; Conductor KSC Guitar Orchestra; Ph.D. In Music Theory, Florida State University.  BM Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore); MM University of South Carolina.  Twice Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer; performances at venues and festivals on four continents;  former student of Aaron Shearer, Christopher Berg, Jose Costa, & Juan Mercadal; emphasis on secure technical development, cultivation of warm tone, minimizing muscular tension, and effective study habits.  Specialist in Latin American and Spanish repertory.  Composer of numerous chamber works, four concerti, and four song cycles, with guitar, available at Alry, Mundo, and Cayambis Press.​

Jose plays Concierto de Aranjuez with the Portsmouth Symphony