Guitarist John Sutherland was described in the
Atlanta Journal Constitution as the “Dean of Guitarists.”
He studied with Andrés Segovia, Christopher Parkening,
John Marlow, José Tomás, and Evangelos Assimakopolous.
Since starting the guitar program at the University
of Georgia in 1971, Mr. Sutherland has been responsible
for initiating numerous guitar programs in the
state, including those at Georgia State University,
DeKalb College, and Columbus College, and has
been involved in the planning of a state-wide
guitar curriculum for Georgia public schools.
He has served as adjudicator and clinician throughout
the United States.
John has taught with Christopher Parkening in
master classes at Montana State University, and
Parkening selected Sutherland’s transcriptions
for his Angel recording of Simple Gifts. Mr. Parkening
calls Mr. Sutherland “one of the finest teachers
in the United States.” His students have been
prize winners in the National Federation of Music
Clubs Competition, Music Teachers National Association,
and the American String Teachers Association.
Three of the twelve students at the final Segovia
Master Class studied with John Sutherland at the
University of Georgia.
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