Martha Masters (musician)

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Martha Masters (born 23 September 1972) is an American classical guitarist. She won the 2000 Guitar Foundation of America international solo competition.[1] Masters is the Executive Vice-President of the GFA.[2]

She received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she studied with Manuel Barrueco, and completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern California as a student of Scott Tennant.[3]

Masters was born in Fairborn, Ohio. She is currently a professor and guitar instructor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, where she also directs the LMU Guitar Ensemble.


  • Serenade (The Orchard, 2000)
  • Guitar Recital (Naxos, 2001)
  • Musings (GSP, 2005) with Risa Carlson as Duo Erato
  • Viaggio in Italia (GSP, 2006)
  • Viaje in Espana (GSP, 2009)



  1. ^ Guitar Foundation of America. "Past Winners: Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition Winners". Guitar Foundation of America. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. ^ Guitar Foundation of America. "Martha Masters General Manager GFA". Guitar Foundation of America. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ Naxos: The World's Leading Classical Music Label (November 2001). "MASTERS, MARTHA". Naxos. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

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