April 21, 2009
Zane Forshee, a Bachelor of Music alum, Awarded a Fulbright to Spain
Zane Forshee, a 1998 Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance alum, has been awarded a Fulbright to Spain for 2009-2010. Forshee's project as a Fulbright scholar is to study, perform, and record works written for the guitar by four of the most influential Spanish composers of the 20th century: Joaquín Turina, Federico Moreno Torroba, Joaquín Rodrigo and Vicente Ascencio.
In order to achieve this goal, he will be guided by Ignacio Rodes, professor of guitar at the Oscar Esplá Conservatorio in Alicante, Spain. Professor Rodes is uniquely qualified to be Forshee's guide as he has worked with Vicente Ascencio as well as guitarist José Tomás. Tomás is considered one of the most influential Spanish guitar pedagogues of the 20th century. He studied under Regino Sainz de la Maza, Alirio Diaz, and Andrés Segovia, guitarists who commissioned, edited and premiered the works Forshee intends to study.
The Fulbright Program was created in order to foster binational relations between the U.S. and foreign countries. Every Fulbright project is different, but each provides the opportunity for individuals from the U.S. to become involved with their host country and share their experiences within their own community when they return home.