Frank Kimlicko, M.M.
Office Location: WCA-6
Office Phone Number: (903) 510-2204
Email Address: email@example.com
Mr. Kimlicko's responsibilities include teaching sound production technology, guitar ensemble and private lessons in classical guitar. He also prepares music and/or sound for the annual Nutcracker Ballet in the Fall, and the annual Musical and Apache Belle Show in the Spring semester. As adjunct Artist-Lecturer in Music, he teaches classical guitar at the University of Texas at Tyler.
His numerous solo, duet, and quartet transcriptions for classical guitar have been performed in concert by Pepe Romero and Los Romeros guitar quartet and recorded by Angel Romero on the Telarc® label and his series of recorded accompaniments for classical guitar are popular study aids for students and teachers.
He has been the recipient of the Thomas H. Shelby, Jr. Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence and has been a Piper Professor nominee. Students from his programs have successfully transferred to Belmont College, Southern Methodist University, Southwest Texas State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at Tyler, and North Texas State University (now University of North Texas).
Before coming to Tyler Junior College, he started the guitar studies program at North Texas State University. He was an adjunct instructor of guitar at Southern Methodist University and at Ambassador College and has given master classes at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hamburg, Germany. He has also taught music literature, music theory, and sight singing and ear training at Tyler Junior College.
Mr. Kimlicko has a Master of Music degree with a major in Classical Guitar from Southern Methodist University. He has a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Composition from North Texas State University where he was a member of the world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band. He has had additional undergraduate training in music theory at Manhattan School of Music as well as graduate training in MIDI applications and sound production technology at the University of Hartford and at Duquesne University. He has had private training with Pepe Romero in classical guitar and has participated in several sound production and recording workshops.
Mr. Kimlicko has performed, as a member of the orchestra, with the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Summer Musicals, the Fort Worth Symphony, the East Texas Symphony, the Miss Texas Pageant®, and the Miss Teenage America Pageant®. He continues to perform in the East Texas area.
Charles Praytor, M.M.
Office Location: WCA-5
Office Phone Number: (903) 510-2506
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Praytor is Professor of Piano and Music at Tyler Junior College. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied under Dr. John Solomons. In addition to his position at TJC, Charles is active throughout the East Texas community as a performer, accompanist, studio musician, and adjudicator.
Charles began his undergraduate degree in music at Tyler Junior College under the direction of Kerry Baham. Graduating from TJC with his associate’s degree in music, he transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington, where he would receive the Ruth Tinker Memorial Scholarship. His first year at UTA, he went on to win the UTA concerto competition, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with the UTA Symphony Orchestra. During his time as a student, he received numerous scholarships and awards, as well as performance opportunities with the UT Arlington Symphony Orchestra and the UT Arlington Wind Symphony, both as a pianist and organist. He also participated in master classes under such pianists as Ian Hobson, Gabriella Martinez, George Lopez and Frank Heneghan, to name a few.
Upon his return to East Texas, Charles has been active in the East Texas musical community. Besides giving solo and collaborative recitals at TJC and throughout East Texas, he serves as a judge for local music festivals, and regularly organizes and directs musical ensembles for local theatres.
Useful Links for Guitarists
- Classical Guitar Home Page (many links)
- Classical Guitar Frequently Asked Questions
- Guitar Gallery of Houston (instruments, music, recordings)
- Guitar Salon International (fine guitars, interesting articles)
- International Guitar Research Archive (research, music, biographies)
- National Guitar Summer Workshop (music, instruction)