With a vast array of performances that include a tour of Spain with the Fredonia Guitar Quartet, a mini-recital in conjunction with the Great Lakes Guitar Society, and an appearance as a national semifinalist in the prestigious Schadt String Competition in Allentown, Pennsylvania, guitarist Stephen Brew has effectively established himself as a performer of incredible talent and ability. His musicianship has allowed him the opportunities to perform at the Rantucci International Guitar Festival as a member of the Fredonia Guitar Quartet, as well as at Fredonia State's concerto competition, where Mr. Brew was selected as a competition finalist. Stephen is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University, where he serves as an Associate Instructor of guitar.
In addition to his performing endeavors, Stephen has been an active instructor of young guitarists. Mr. Brew recently founded the guitar program at Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Indiana, the third such program he has started from scratch. His arrangements for youth guitar ensemble have been published by the Austin Classical Guitar Society, and Seconda Prattica. Additionally, Stephen was asked to assist with the youth guitar workshop at the 2012 Boston International Guitar Festival and Competition, where he helped prepare beginning students for a performance at the festival. Mr. Brew studied with Kenneth Meyer at Syracuse University and James Piorkowski at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is currently a doctoral student at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, studying under maestro Ernesto Bitetti.