College to Host Classical Guitarist in Concert April 26

Monday, April 23, 2012

Westminster College will host classical guitarist David Sossa Fernández in concert Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Maple Room.  The program is free and open to the public.

A native of Colombia, Fernández earned an undergraduate degree in classical guitar from the University of Antioquia and was a member of several musical groups that played bossa nova, traditional Colombian music, rock, and blues.  He has taught classical and folk guitar and piano in Colombian musical academies, including Amadeus, Metropolitan Institute of Education, and Coral Tomás Luis de Victoria, where he served as director and conductor of the Colombian traditional music ensemble.  He is currently a first guitar in the Toronto Guitar Society Orchestra.

The concert is sponsored by Westminster's Department of Modern Languages and International Cultures Club.

Contact Brenda Swart, Westminster visiting Spanish lecturer, at (724) 946-7563 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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David Sossa Fernández