Guitar Faculty

Christopher Mallett

Christopher Mallett is gaining recognition as one of America’s promising up and coming classical guitarists whose style has been called “Mesmerizing” by the Oberlin Review.

Christopher began playing guitar at the age of 13. With the guidance of guitarists Fred Benedetti and George Svoboda, he began his studies in classical guitar. Since then, he has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Stephen Aron and a Master’s Degree from the Yale University School of Music under the guidance of Benjamin Verdery on a full–tuition scholarship.

Christopher has played in some of America’s finest concert halls including, the 92nd St. Y in New York, Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine, Sprague Hall at Yale, Kulas Hall at Oberlin and at the NYC Times Center as part of a fundraiser for the Macdowell Colony. He has performed as a soloist with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Boudreau, the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and recently performed with the New Britain Symphony under the baton of the late Maestro Jesse Levine. He has also performed in master classes with many of world’s leading artists including Christopher Parkening, David Russell, Dusan Bogdanovic, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Seymour Bernstein and Ricardo Cobo.