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classical guitarist and educator


Nicolas André Deuson


First prize winner in the Pacific Guitar Competition, and semifinalist in the Tokyo International Guitar Competition, Nicolas André Deuson is enjoying a concert career both as a solo performer and chamber musician. Nic has performed for the Reinhardt University’s President’s College Series, the Reinhardt Contemporary Arts Festival, Portland State University Music at Noon, Piedmont College, Bless this House Concert Series, the Theatrical Production of The Thief, the Madman, Quixote & the Magic Doors, the Sautee-Nacoochee Arts Center concert series, the Harvest Home Concert Series, the Church of the Holy Family evening song concert series, the American Guitar Society, The G.Roger Bailey Classical Scholarship Concert series, The Ventura Guitar Society, Young Harris College, Western Carolina University, Wayfarer Chapel Concerts series, CSU Bakersfield concert series, and as a soloist with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, and the Atlanta Guitar Guild, among many others. 


Nic has three commercially available CDs, Fragments, featuring the works of Fernando Sor, Federico Torroba and Miroslav Tadic, In Cities Unknown, which features works by J.S. Bach, Takeshi Yoshimatsu and Leo Brouwer and In Chord and Cassia Wood with soprano Wanda Yang Temko. An EP of arranged and composed incidental music is forthcoming.


Nic attended The University of Georgia on scholarship as an undergraduate, studying with John Sutherland, attended The Cleveland Institute of Music as a masters student of Jason Vieaux, and studied with Scott Tennant at The University of Southern California, obtaining his doctorate in 2009. Nic has also studied with such artists as Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell. Nic received the Michael and Amelia Alban Award in Guitar in 2005.


Aside from his duties as a performer, Nic is dedicated to the art of teaching, serves on the faculty of Reinhardt University, and has served on the faculty of CSU Channel Islands, Westmont College, and Agnes Scott College.


When not performing or teaching Nic enjoys raising his two young sons, cooking, competitive cycling, literature, and the Deuson house has been known to have the Atlanta United game on (fútbol/soccer).


Nic plays guitars made by Antonius Müller, 2010, and Mel Wong, 2013.