Brent Gordon McPike got his first full-time performing experience in 1987 as a guitarist at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. He had been selected (one of about 6 guitarists from across the Eastern half of the U.S.) by Busch Entertainment Corporation's travelling audition tour the previous autumn at his alma mater, Butler University. The following summer, while working at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, he got the opportunity to perform live on public radio, WBLV (Michigan), with jazz clarinet legend Buddy DeFranco. Since the 1980's he has been widely in demand as classical guitarist, jazz guitarist, chamber musician, pit orchestra member, and instructor. McPike spent most of the 1990's at Indiana University in Bloomington where he studied with Ernesto Bitetti, David Baker, Luis Zea, and was coached in chamber music by such notable musicians as Helga Winold, Franco Gulli, Eugene Rousseau, and Rastislav Dubinski....
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.