John Albertson

John Albertson

Title:
Professorial Lecturer
Office:
Phillips Hall B-127
Phone: 202-994-9045
Email:
jalbe@gwu.edu

Professor John Albertson has taught classical guitar and jazz performance techniques at the George Washington University since 1981. He is director of the GW Jazz Combo, a student group that performs the music from Dizzy Gillespie through Wes Montgomery. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is a member of the Faculty Jazz Quintet which gives a weekly concert and jazz workshop. Professor Albertson studied at The Juilliard School in New York from 1973-1975. From 1976-1980, he studied at The Catholic University of America, where he pursued a double major in composition and classical guitar performance. While at CUA, he was the recipient of a scholarship from the Presser Foundation. Professor Albertson has performed at the Kennedy Center, Corcoran Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution. He has given concerts for radio and television and is an active studio guitarist. He can be heard regularly with his trio, performing at area jazz clubs.

Education

Bachelor of Music, The Catholic University of America, 1981