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Dr. Janet Grohovac, Guitar


Dr. Janet Grohovac has been on faculty teaching individual lessons and group guitar classes at Concordia University Texas since 2013.

Janet completed her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at the University of Texas at Austin with Adam Holzman as her main pedagogue. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Grohovac completed her Bachelor of Music with distinction at the University of Victoria studying with Dr. Alexander Dunn. As a dynamic concert artist, recent performances include appearances at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco, Mexico with the Grohovac-Ibison Duo, and solo concerts for Austin Classical Guitar Society's Salon and Cactus series, Seattle Classical Guitar Society's Frye Museum concert series, the Central Valley's Guitarraganza festival in California, St. Barnabas' series in Victoria, BC and Victoria Conservatory of Music's Summer Guitar Academy in Canada.

Dr. Grohovac has accumulated many top prize awards in competitions including: 1st place as a soloist in the 2015 Southern Guitar Competition and the 2009 Northwest Guitar Competition, 2nd place in the 2014 Montreal International Guitar Competition and as a finalist in the 2015 Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition, the 2015 Tennessee International Guitar Competition, the 2014 Dallas International Guitar Competition, and the 2010 Texas Music Festival Classical Minds Competition.

In addition to performing, Janet is a sought after professor and has been involved in creating and organizing curriculum for guitar workshops as well as instructing group lessons, private lessons, and master classes. Janet heads the newly-launched guitar program at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin since 2010. Since 2014, Janet has served as a clinician for Carnegie Halls Musical Connections Program, the Lullaby Project, in partnership with Austin Classical Guitar.