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New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Faculty

Andrew P. Lafreniere

Adjunct Instructor of MusicAndrew Lafreniere
Classical Guitar, Guitar Ensemble

Andrew Lafreniere received an M.M. in classical guitar performance from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford in 1985. He has studied with Alexander Bellow, Richard Provost, Alan Spriestersbach and Oscar Ghighlia. He has participated in master classes taught by Manuel Barrueco, Oscar Ghighlia, Michael Lorimer and Robert Strizich.

From 1977 to 1987, Andrew performed with the group Solstice that was an eclectic acoustic ensemble, which garnered positive reviews for the original compositions and performances it gave at various venues including Lincoln Center.

From 1987 to the present, Mr. Lafreniere has been the director of the Suzuki Talent Education School of Sandy Hook, CT. He is on the Suzuki Association of the Americas guitar development committee that is part of a worldwide organization that is researching and developing the guitar literature for the Suzuki Method. Mr. Lafreniere is a frequent guest clinician at Suzuki Institutes held throughout the U.S. He is also on the Faculty of Western Connecticut State University.

Andrew has been the Classical guitar instructor at Western Connecticut State University since 1998. He continues to enjoy performing in a variety of settings and is happy to be at Wesconn where his classical guitar studies began

Contact: lafrenierea@wcsu.edu

 

 

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