‎Listening is the key to everything good in music.
— Pat Metheny
 
 

Sean McCrary (b. 2000) started guitar lessons in 2007 with Mitch Weverka in Fort Worth, Texas. As a very young student, he regularly performed for the Fort Worth Guitar Guild at their 'Library Recital Series" at the Fort Worth Public Library. By the 6th grade, he was regularly attending classical guitar festivals with distinguished international faculty. He has performed in master classes for guitarist such as Issac Bustos, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, Jason Vieaux, Adam Holzman, Andrew Zohn, Rene Izquierdo, Joe Williams, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel, as well as many others. He has been awarded prizes at guitar competitions (High School divisions) at Mountain View College, Tarrant County College, UT Brownsville, the Texas A&M Guitar Competition, Collin College, University of Miami and Columbus State University. 

 

 Much of Sean's activity has focused on chamber music. In particular, guitar duo with another of Mitch Weverka's students, Eliza Balmuth. Highlights of their activity include prizes at the 2015 and 2016 UT Brownsville guitar ensemble competition, performing the lead parts of Vivaldi's double Mandolin Concerto at the Collin College Guitar Ensemble Festival (2014), and performing a featured recital at Collin College again in 2016. In 2015, they commissioned a new concert work for guitar duo by Joseph Williams II. The composition, entitled "Grip", is a three-movement large-scale work and was premiered by them at Mary Hardin-Baylor University in November of 2015. These activities garnered them attention that resulted in invitations to perform summer (2016) concerts at the Houston Classical Guitar Workshop at the University of St. Thomas and a series of performances on the Camino de Artes in Carrion de los Condes, Spain. Their program included music by Rossini, Olga Amelkina-Vera, Francisco Tarrega and the aforementioned "Grip". Sean also has experience with the music of John Dowland accompanying vocalists.