William Wolfe Guitar Award Recital
William Wolfe Guitar Award
More and more, during recent years, public and private studio recitals by guitar students at The University of Arizona have deeply impressed and moved me. They have won my high and continual admiration for their shared enthusiasm, perseverance, and devotion in study of this wonderfully fine, fascinating instrument on which they so heartily and intently focus their talent and energy, the classical guitar.
Clearly the learning and ever greater mastery of it, under Professor Tom Patterson’s exemplary teaching, stimulates and nurtures their innate intelligence. Beyond that, they give ample evidence of having developed a powerful, refined articulateness of expression through musical dedication and wholehearted performance.
Enjoying results of funds at the UA Foundation, I’ve been immeasurably thrilled to see students of guitar become encouraged by scholarships to move always forward in their laudable aspirations and endeavors. Based on a pass-through scholarship endowment, each of these yearly recitals draws attention, by audition with graduate student judges, to four outstanding student guitarists who delight in sharing their joy of musical inspiration with recital audiences and among their performing fellow scholars as well.
The equal awards they receive in monetary form are intended primarily as tokens of the honor they have earned together by their very evident and exceptional diligence.
William J. Wolfe