CCAC Virtual Master Class Series: Richard Goering
Sunday, May 23 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
As a Master Class participant, each student has the opportunity to present a piece and learn from our instructor’s expert coaching and advice. Remember to tune your guitar and warm up beforehand, and to attend the Master Class in a well-lit space (light source in front or to the side, not behind you) with a straight-back, armless chair and a music stand (or a second chair) for your music, as well as a WiFi-connected device.
- Session: Sunday, May 23 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
- Cost: Participant/Observer Fee $30; Students $20
- What to bring to master class:
- Your guitar (please tune and warm-up beforehand).
- A classical guitar piece you are currently working on.
- Detailed questions for the instructor.
- Your open, “beginner mind”.
- How to Register: Contact Manuel Susarret at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive Zoom meeting details.
About the Instructor: Richard Goering
Richard has an extensive background in classical guitar in Spain and in the USA. He has taught at UC’s College Conservatory of Music, as well as, Marshall University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the University of Louisville. Richard has performed on every major concert series in the area as soloist and chamber musician.
Richard Goering delivers beautiful classical and funky fingerstyle guitar with equal mastery. His improvisations and arrangements of jazz standards and popular tunes engage and captivate.
In addition to his solo work, Richard is an enthusiastic collaborator with numerous exciting side projects.
As the Alegria Duo, Suzanne Bona, flute, and Richard perform music from Baroque to Latin for concert series in Ohio, Ky., Ind., Vt. and N.Y. “Bona played all these works with a natural command of her flute. Similarly, Goering’s musicianship was impressive in both technique and expression.” — The Hardwick Gazette
Soprano Audrey Luna and Richard perform Spanish and South American music as, simply, Alegria. “ … an obvious mastery of multiple musical genres … It was a truly memorable evening and a unique contribution to our music programming.” — Josh Steele, Carnegie Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.
The Levassor Duo, with violist Steve Rosen, has recorded two CDs and performs extensively playing their arrangements of everything from Jewish melodies to Telemann to DeFalla. “Impassioned and heartfelt … great stuff!” — John Morris Russell, conductor, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
During a 35 year career, Richard Goering has performed with orchestras and chamber groups, and with classical and popular vocalists on concert series in the U.S., Spain and Italy. An accomplished arranger and improviser, his playing prompted one Louisville Courier-Journal critic to write, “The guitar is for our time but it is also for all time.”