Austin Weyand is sought after as a guitarist, performer, composer, arranger, and music educator. He has run the gamut of performing situations from playing guitar concertos with symphony orchestras, jazz jam sessions in Chicago, bluegrass and Celtic music on a tour through Europe, a pop/rock band throughout the inter-mountain west, to Spanish Flamenco for an 8 week run of the U.S. Premiere of "Zorro the Musical". He has recorded two solo albums and is the 2014 champion of the state of Wyoming Fingerstyle guitar competition. He holds the same title in Utah in 2012.
Austin holds a masters degree in guitar from Northern Illinois University where he studied intensively with eclectic classical, jazz, and world music recording artist Fareed Haque. He was a graduate assistant at NIU for 2 years teaching advanced guitar classes, music theory, and coaching instrumental ensembles. For undergraduate studies, Austin received a baccalaureate degree in guitar performance from Utah State University where he studied with Michael Christiansen. There he received many accolades, including Outstanding Guitarist Award and two-time winner of the USU concerto competition. Austin also holds a baccalaureate degree in music therapy from USU and did an intensive 6 month internship at a Cleveland Ohio area hospital.
Austin performs with various jazz, folk, popular, flamenco and acoustic bands/recording projects. He has maintained a longstanding career of teaching beginning to advanced guitar lessons in communities, public schools, camps, online and at universities.
Visit Austin's website for more information: www.austinweyand.com