Department of Music
Armin Abdihodžic is praised as one of the most promising Bosnian guitarists of the coming generation. He graduated Summa cum Laude from William Carey University under Dr. Miroslav Loncar. After finishing his Master's degree from East Carolina University under Dr. Elliot Frank, Dr. Abdihodžic received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from University of North Texas, studying under prof. Thomas Johnson.
In his career, Dr. Abdihodžic performed solo and chamber concerts all over the world (Brazil, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA …) and participated in many competitions.Since his first competition and 1st prize in 1998 Bosnian Guitar Competition, he received numerous other awards: 1st prize at the Allegro Guitar Competition (2013), Rosario International Guitar Competition (2010), North Carolina Academy of Music Guitar Competition (2009), Mississippi Guitar Competition (2009), Pine Belt Guitar Symposium (2003), Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs (2004); and many other top prizes, including the recent 1st prize at the Appalachian State International Guitar Competition (2013) and two 3rd prizes at the Texas A&M International Guitar Competition (2012) and Columbus State Guitar Symposium (2013).
Other than solo guitar competitions, Dr. Abdihodžic is very active in other areas of music. In 2005 he was among the eight finalists for the KCACTF competition for sound design at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
For the past four years, Dr. Abdihodžic has served as one of the instructors for the Summer Guitar School in Karlovac, Croatia. He is currently serving as an assistant professor in guitar at the University of Alaska - Anchorage