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Classical Guitar Concert to Feature UE Alumni Quartet

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Next weekend, four University of Evansville alumni — all classical guitarists and former students of UE assistant professor of music Renato Butturi — will travel from as far away as Las Vegas to perform a reunion concert at UE.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Admission is $15 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for UE students.

The concert, co-sponsored by the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville and the University of Evansville, will feature Duane Corn ’90, Steve Dumbacher ’92, Tim Robinson ’91, and Troy Wright ’85 performing works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Gilbert Biberian, Jeffrey Van, and Luigi Boccherini.

Corn graduated from UE with a Bachelor of Music degree in performance as well as a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Upon completion of his studies at UE, Corn earned a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Corn, now living in Lexington, Kentucky, is an active performer and teacher who has completed the Suzuki Guitar School teacher training for books 1, 2, and 3.

Dumbacher began his study of classical guitar at the University of Cincinnati CCM. After graduating from the University of Evansville, he went on to receive a master’s degree in performance from the University of Minnesota. Dumbacher now resides in Chicago and has performed throughout the United States. He works in the entertainment industry producing concerts and corporate shows globally.


Robinson grew up in a family of music educators and performers in Asheville, North Carolina, and Lexington, Kentucky. In 1991, he received UE’s prestigious Gumberts Award, presented each year to the most outstanding senior music major. Robinson went on to study in the Master of Music program at the University of Cincinnati CCM. He currently lives in Las Vegas and works in performing arts management.

Wright is a 1985 graduate of the University of Evansville, where he studied trumpet with James Bursen and guitar with Renato Butturi. He also received a master’s degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Cincinnati CCM. Wright is the guitar instructor at the Musical Arts Center in Cincinnati, where he has been teaching since 1995.

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