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jaxon williams

Jaxon Williams began the study of classical guitar at the age of seven. He has won prizes in numerous classical guitar competitions including the OSAA Classical Guitar Competition, Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition, San Francisco Bay International Guitar Competition, Pacific Guitar Festival and Competition, and most recently a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions.  He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where he is busy as a concert artist, teacher, recording artist, and Doctoral Candidate.

As a performer, he stays busy playing solo recitals in concert halls, as well as weddings and private events.  Jaxon also plays Flamenco guitar, and has gives performances in both the USA and Spain.

As a teacher, Jaxon has worked in over 12 different schools in 3 different states, with hundreds of collective students.  A specialist in children's guitar education, Jaxon has helped train Public School music teachers to teach classical guitar, taught countless in-school and after-school classes, and worked with hundreds of students in private lessons.  Jaxon also works at USC as the Graduate Teaching Assistant, where he teaches undergraduate level guitar courses.

As a recording artist, Jaxon has 3 albums: his self-titled debut album, his album La Catedral,  which features works from Spain and Latin America, and his most recent album Far and Away.  Jaxon also works as a studio guitarist, writing songs for commercials and/or adding guitar parts into music for original artists.

EDUCATION

NOW

Jaxon is currently a Doctoral Candidate at USC’s Thornton School of Music, where he was awarded the position of Graduate Teaching Assistant.  There, he teaches introductory guitar courses and studies performance with William Kanengiser of the renowned LAGQ, as well as Scott Tennant and Brian Head.  He also takes flamenco lessons from virtuoso guitarist Adam del Monte.

THEN

In 2014, Jaxon earned a Master’s of Music in Guitar Performance from Arizona State University with Frank Koonce, where he was the sole recipient of the Burns Guitar Scholarship and also was awarded the Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

After completing studies with Juilliard's Sharon Isbin at the Aspen Music Festival 2015, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Seville, Spain.  There he spent a year studying with Francisco Bernier, Zoran Dukic, and Judicael Perroy as part of an International Performance program, while simultaneously studying Flamenco guitar at the renowned Fundación Cristina Heerén.