Nurture Your Talent

UAA Music programs foster excellence in the preparation of music students for graduate school, teacher training or other careers in music. Music faculty and programs also serve as an important community resource in the training of pre-college talent. The Department seeks to serve the lifelong learning component of the university mission by offering the Alaskan community access to opportunities for continuing education.

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Nurture Your Talent
  • Guitar Symposium

    Ambitious Symposium

    The sound of guitars will occupy the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage this week. From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 guitar teachers, students, professional players, novices and members of the public who can't tell a capo from a C string have the chance to attend free and ticketed concerts, go to workshops and lectures and sit in on master classes. (Read More)
  • Jonathan Cannamore

     Mic Check: Jonathan Cannamore


    With a mix of indie, alternative, acoustic and folk, homegrown artist Jonathan Cannamore hopes to make it big one day. A recent UAA graduate, Cannamore is working on his second album while earning hsi Master's Degree in education. (Read More)

  • Edvinas Minkstimas

    World-Class Musician

    “Piano is such a rich instrument. It enables you to play anything from Beatles to Bach,” he said. “It’s like having an orchestra at your finger tips.”

    Minkstimas has been playing since he was four years old. He’s classically trained but dabbles in a bit of everything.

    “I’m working on including music from video games and movies because they’re relevant,” he said, as he finished playing the iconic “Peanuts” theme song. “That’s the time we live in and it’s wonderful because there are so many ways music reaches people and listeners.” (Read More)

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First Annual Guitar Symposium

Guitar Symposium
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Upcoming Concerts

Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm
UAA Faculty Voice Recital
Wednesday, September  28 at 7:30pm
Borealis Guitar Quartet
Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Raften & Abdihodzic in Concert
Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm
John Lutterman in Concert
Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm
Guest Artist Adam Kossler
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