MEET THE MUSIC FACULTY
Rosemary Herlong Hunter, Fine Arts Division Director
Ms. Hunter earned a Bachelor’s of Music and Masters of Music in piano performance from The Florida State University in1980. She joined The Wallace Community College Faculty as a Music Instructor in 1999 and became part of a Duo-Piano Performing Team with Dr. Angela Glover, professor At Florida Baptist College in 2005.
Dr. Andrew Stroud, Chair, Music Department
Andrew Stroud began studying the classical guitar with his father while living in Corsham, England.
His teachers have included composer Thomas Coffey, Stephen Robinson, French virtuoso Judicaël Perroy, and Bruce Holzman. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University. He completed both Master of Music degree and Doctor of Music degrees at Florida State University, where he served as teaching assistant. He has performed in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia, the Assad Duo, Paul Galbraith, Roland Dyens, Eduardo Fernandez, Paco Pena, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and many other renowned musicians.
Andrew has won accolades at many international competitions including the Guitare Lachine Competition (Montreal), the Dr. Luis Sigall Competition (Vina del Mar, Chile), Guitar Foundation of America Competition, and the Christopher Parkening Competition (Malibu, CA). He received top prizes from Schadt String Concerto Competition (Allentown, PA), the Columbus State Guitar Symposium (Columbus, GA), and Rosario Competition (Columbia, SC).
As a soloist, Andrew has enjoyed performing in a wide array of venues. Among them are the Festival Mediterreano della Chitarra in Italy, featured solo performances in West Palm Beach’s Gala Concert and a performance at the Veteran World Fencing Championships Gala. As a Chamber Musician, he has performed in diverse roles ranging from orchestral music to opera. He has been featured on local and national broadcasts on television and NPR. In 2009, Andrew made his South American debut, giving master classes and concerts in Chile. He has been a featured performer on series and festivals such Canciones, the Troy University Guitar Festival, Seven Hills Guitar Series, and Guitar Sarasota. He has performed orchestral works at festivals celebrating the works of Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger.
In 2007, Andrew and fellow guitarist Adam Larison formed Duo 220. The duo has performed in venues across the U.S. and U.K. They have been coached by composer Sergio Assad and renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. Duo 220 is committed to creating innovative programs, performing works ranging from Baroque to contemporary, highlighting music that falls outside of the mainstream repertoire. Recent performances have included engagements with the Troy University Guitar Festival, Tampa Bay Area Guitar Society, Guitar Sarasota, Belhaven University, Texas A&M University Guitar Festival, and the Louisville Guitar Festival.
Among his other endeavors have been lectures, master classes and teaching. Andrew has been a faculty member of Stetson University’s Community School for the Arts, Tallahassee Community College, Chipola College, Thomas University, and Gulf Coast State College. He has recorded for the Hands on Teaching method, and has authored articles published in Soundboard magazine. He currently serves on the faculty of Wallace Community College as chair of the music department. Since 2012, he has been serving as director of the Seven Hills Guitar Series. In 2014, he founded the St. Michael’s Concert Series in Ozark, AL. He has reviewed texts for W.W. Norton and Co. In 2012, Lambert Academic Publishing published his book, Johann Kaspar Mertz and Style Hongrois.