www.tyeaustin.comPerforming in the 2012 Green Show Saturday, June 23rd.
Solo guitarist performs standard repertoire, jazz chord-melody and original compositions
Tye Austin is a guitarist who has learned to harness a formidable technique in the styles of classical, jazz (Brazilian & American), pop, & other forms of contemporary music. During the course of his undergraduate studies at Southern Oregon University (SOU), Austin made many appearances as a professional solo & chamber guitarist throughout the Rogue Valley.
In the autumn of 2007, Austin was accepted as a Guitar Performance Major at SOU and began his studies with international guitarists David Rogers and James Edwards. Since then, he has maintained an active career in music performance, composition, and instruction. In the summer of 2011, Austin was invited to the Britt Festival Classical Series as the opening act for Sharon Isbin, international classical guitarist and head instructor of guitar studies at the Juilliard Music School in Manhattan, New York.
Tye Austin on Community: My community is represented by the people I share a consistent interaction or inhabitance with. This can include anyone from a biological family member, a colleague, or maybe just someone that helps you in line at the grocery store. I am a student at SOU, so a large portion of my community is on campus due to my attendance and participation there of. However, I also work throughout the greater Rogue Valley as a professional musician, therefore everyone I work for becomes my community through our direct affiliation with one another.
Our community can be likened to a collective organism that learns, teaches, and influences itself via the people that interact within it. I like to think that I am my parents, my professors, my colleagues, my friends, etc. because each one of these people that come into my life are partially responsible for who I am today. How I think, speak, react, learn, etc. is a product of my spheres of influence or "community."
I am interested in becoming apart of all communities in order to expand my knowledge and areas of influence. Eventually, I would like to become a member of our global community and have relation from one continent to the next. Perhaps I will even receive the privilege of joining the wonderful community at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.