Director, Guitar Ensemble
Michael Newman is an Adjunct Professor of Guitar at The College of New Jersey where he teaches:
- MUS 221: Intermediate Private Guitar
- MUS 321: Advanced Private Guitar
- MUS 421: Advanced Private Guitar
- MUS 229-03: Guitar Ensemble
During the 1970s, Michael Newman gained international recognition as one of the outstanding concert guitarists of his generation. He has been a soloist with the Atlanta, Seattle, and Honolulu Symphonies and has performed in chamber music concerts with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, violinist Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri String Quartet), Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. Mr. Newman has been featured in national media, such as People magazine, The Larry King Show, The New York Times, and Guitar Player magazine. He is a graduate of Mannes College of Music, where he studied with Alberto Valdes Blain, and the Aspen Music School and Accademia Musicale Chigiana, where he studied with Oscar Ghiglia, He has served on the guitar and chamber music faculty of Mannes College at the New School for Music in New York City since 1979.
With guitarist Laura Oltman, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo has traveled to 49 states and five continents. Their 12 CDs have received critical acclaim. The duo serves as Ensemble-in-Residence at Mannes College of Music, and as founding directors of the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, the Raritan River Music Festival, and the Lanciano Guitar and Guitar Ensemble Workshop.