"A talented and polished performer....excellent music from the Renaissance to the present time, all of which he plays with style and dedication"
- Robert Guthrie, International Concert Artist, Southern Methodist University
"a heightened sense of style and finesse"
- Dr. Wes Moore, DMA (Music Department Chair, Dallas Baptist University)
Eli's Gift MP3's
Eli's Gift is Stacy Arnold's latest recording and is a portrait of guitar composers from the 16th century Renaissance to the 20th century that features beautiful and virtuosic music from Spain and Latin America and includes a transcription of the first Cello Suite by J.S. Bach. The recording includes the music of composers Fernando Sor, Luis de Narvaez, J.S. Bach, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
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About the Artist
Stacy Arnold is a classical guitarist in Dallas, TX who is recognized for his artistry as a concert soloist, recording artist, and educator whose concerts have been described as "a variety of guitar music, stylistically pleasing in every way" and applauded for his innate musicianship, virtuosity, and beautiful tone. The Cass County Performing Arts Council has described his concert performance as "generous and delightful". Mr. Arnold has toured throughout the United States at Universities, Colleges, Arts Organizations, Church Concert Series, and Classical Guitar Societies. Mr. Arnold's concerts are characterized by performances that represent the entire history of the guitar, presenting composers from the 16th century Renaissance to the modern day, with an emphasis on the music of Spain and Latin America.
Stacy Arnold is professor of classical guitar studies at Dallas Baptist University where he directs the guitar program. Mr. Arnold holds a Master of Music degree in guitar performance from Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts where he was a graduate teaching assistant under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed concert guitarist and teacher Robert Guthrie. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University where he studied under the guidance of Dr. William Yelverton. He has been guided in master class instruction by David Tanenbaum (San Francisco Conservatory of Music) and Robert Guthrie (Taos, New Mexico).
Stacy Arnold's recordings have been enthusiastically described as "excellent, very expressive and emotive......a great, warm rich tone to the guitar and the playing is deeply poetic" that include beautiful and virtuosic music from the Baroque, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, and 20th century that feature the music of Spain and Latin America and include renowned composers J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Gaspar Sanz, Luis Milan, Luys de Narvaez, Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Leo Brouwer, and Antonio Lauro. Mr. Arnold's students have been rewarded scholarships for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Artist Diploma degrees at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts, The University of North Texas, Texas Women's University, Texas State University, and hold positions as the professor of guitar studies on college campuses.
Stacy Arnold pursues a busy concert schedule and has toured throughout the United States at many prestigious and distinguished venues as The Waxahachie Symphony Association, Cass County Performing Arts Council, Noel Masterworks Concert Series, Fort Worth Guitar Guild, Mu Phi Epsilon Sunday Concert Series, City Arts Festival, Lord of Life Lutheran Church Concert Series, Evangel University Artist Series, Mississippi State University Concert Series, University of Louisiana, and Louisiana College. Stacy Arnold has also been a featured artist in "Arts Now" in Waxahachie Now Magazine as a concert artist.
Stacy Arnold performs on the classical guitars of luthier Joseph (Joe) Slack
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (BWV 1007) by J.S. Bach
Prelude No. 1 (Lyric Melody) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil)
Guardame Las Vacas (Renaissance) by Luis de Narvaez
- Testimonials -
"Stacy plays with a heightened sense of style and finesse. In particular, his interpretation of Spanish Baroque repertoire is especially beautiful and seems to evoke the total ambiance of the era and locale.”
Dr. Wes Moore DMA - Chair, Department of Music, Dallas Baptist University
"Stacy Arnold is a talented and polished performer whose love for music and the guitar shows through every note and every piece he plays. His repertoire includes excellent music from the Renaissance to the present time, all of which he plays with style and dedication".
Robert Guthrie - International Concert Guitarist, Professor of Classical Guitar, Southern Methodist University
"Stacy Arnold brings artistry, professionalism and a wide variety of repertoire to his concerts. As an ambassador of the instrument with a wealth of concert experience, he shares musical knowledge and artistry with audiences of all ages”.
Dr. William Yelverton, DMA - Professor of Classical Guitar Studies, Middle Tennessee State University