Scott Tennant is an American classical guitarist and composer.[1] Tennant is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.[2][3]

Scott Tennant
BornMarch 1962 (age 61)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Occupation(s)Classical guitarist, author, academic
Employer(s)San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1989–1993)
USC Thornton School of Music (1993–present)
Known forLos Angeles Guitar Quartet

Early life and education Edit

Born in Detroit, Michigan in March 1962, Tennant began his musical and guitar studies at the age of six.[2] He attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, where he also studied violin and trombone. Having played the former in the Cass Tech Symphony Orchestra and the latter in the Cass Tech Concert Band, Tennant graduated in the class of 1980.[citation needed]

Tennant was admitted into the school of music of the University of Southern California in 1980, and studied there until 1986.[4] Having won silver medals in both the Toronto International Guitar Competition in 1984 and the Paris Radio France Competition in 1988, Tennant won the gold medal in the Tokyo International Competition as 1989's first-place finisher.[citation needed]

Career Edit

Academia Edit

Tennant taught guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1989–1993, and has since been on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music.[5] Tennant also sits on the faculty of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.[6]

Awards and nominations Edit

Solo Edit

  • Toronto International Guitar Competition, silver medal, 1984
  • Paris Radio France Competition, silver medal, 1988
  • Tokyo International Competition, gold medal, 1989

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Edit

  • Latin, Grammy Award nomination, 2003[7]
  • Guitar Heroes, Grammy Award, Best Classical Crossover, 2005[7]

References Edit

  1. ^ Tim Smith, "Scott Tennant plays elegant recital for Baltimore Classical Guitar Society,", The Baltimore Sun, February 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b "Scott Tennant". USC Thornton School of Music. University of Southern California. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Ari, Mark (Spring 2015). "The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet's Scott Tennant looks at the group's 35-year run". Classical Guitar. Classical Guitar Magazine. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  4. ^ Ljiljana Grubisic, Thornton Faculty, Alums Win Grammys Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, USC Public Relations, March 12, 2007, Accessed March 4, 2009.
  5. ^ "Scott Tennant - Classical Guitar, USA". Savarez. Savarez. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  6. ^ "Scott Tennant - Artist-Teacher". Pasadena Conservancy of Music. Pasadena Conservancy. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  7. ^ a b Cummings, Robert. "Los Angeles Guitar Quartet". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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