Today we are open from 1pm to 7:30pm.
This evening we’ll close early at 7:30pm to set up for 40 attendees to enjoy a special in-house after-hours concert by Siempra La Guitarra, at 8pm.
Join us for the fourth concert of the 2019 Siempre La Guitarra Concert Series with special musical guests Travis Johnson and Nathan Holterman. The concert starts at 8pm and seats are limited!
To purchase tickets go to our Facebook page here: Siempre La Guitarra Tickets
Our host, David Tutmark, of Oregon Guitar Studio and guitar instructor at Clackamas Community College will introduce Travis and Nathan. We thank him for arranging and officiating the concert.
Travis began studying music at the age of seven, accompanying his voice with an ukulele and practicing simple piano tunes. After his eighth birthday, he studied the guitar with Peter Zisa, who taught him diligently for seven years. During these fundamental years, Travis became an accomplished young guitarist in the Portland Guitar Society and regularly performed at their monthly open-mic. These studies led him to Seattle, WA, twice a month to take lessons with Michael Partington until he was accepted into the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with David Tanenbaum. Travis has also enjoyed lessons and Master Classes with Ana Vidovic, Jeremy Jouve, Marcin Dylla, Judicael Perroy, Gabriel Bianco, William Kanengeiser, Martha Masters, David Russel, Oscar Ghiglia, and Raphael Smits.
In 2004, he was able to commission an original work by Mr. Bryan Johanson for solo guitar titled Boppin’, and the following year took that piece to the Guitar Foundation of America’s first National Youth Solo Guitar Competition where he won First Prize. Soon afterwards, Travis performed a solo recital at the Northwest Guitar Festival in the spring of 2006.
He was also a guest artist at the 2007 American Luthier Guild, featuring his own guitar built by world renowned luthier Jeffery Elliot. He was most recently welcomed as a guest artist at the Corvallis Guitar Society and the Jefferson Classical Guitar Society in April of 2018.
Travis was recognized by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development as a Davidson Fellow, as well as received a Young Artists Award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The JKCF has provided him with a Young Scholars Award, Undergraduate Scholar Award, and Graduate Arts Award, all of which have aided his artistic and professional development through scholarship and advising Travis in making critical decisions for the future that is in store for him.
He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music with a Master of Music Performance degree in 2017 under the tutelage of Adam Holzman. Travis now teaches and performs around the Pacific Northwest and loves to share music with a variety of audiences by performing at open-mics, schools, recitals, and through his live-stream practice sessions.
Nathan Holterman, a Portland native, and lifelong musician discovered the guitar in 2003. His determination and dedication to the instrument allowed him to develop great skill and pursue a career in music education and performance.
Mr. Holterman studied under notable Portland area guitarists Pamela Goldsmith, (Linfield College) and Jesse McCann (PSU). He has also performed in numerous master classes for some of the best players in the world, including Manuel Barrueco, Jason Vieaux, and Martha Masters. Additionally, Nathan has placed as a finalist in several international competitions and has been a featured performer at the Portland Guitar Society.
Through years of teaching, performing and his education at Portland State University, from which Mr. Holterman holds a Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, he has become a highly respected performer and instructor in the Portland area and is known for his flawless technique.