Guitar and Harp Department Chair; IN-PERSON & ONLINE LESSONS
Stanton C. Jack is one of the new generation of Canadian classical guitarists. He combines technical excellence with musical sensitivity, expressed through the uniquely rich and varied tonal language of the guitar.
Stanton’s academic studies began at Capilano College where he studied guitar with Stephen Boswell. He then moved on to the UBC School of Music where he was a teaching assistant for the Guitar Division and completed his Masters of Music degree in Guitar Performance in 2006 after studies with Michael Strutt. He has attended master classes with the world famous virtuoso Pepe Romero, and also William Kanengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
As a soloist, Stanton has performed a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque suites of J.S. Bach and S.L. Weiss, to the folkloric inspired music of Spain, South America and Africa. Highlights include his dynamic performance of the famous Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with the UBC Sinfonietta and numerous concerts throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Stanton has also enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist. CD releases include Soul of the Guitar, Stanton C. Jack and Friends, and his most recent recording Caminos, featuring Latin American guitar music from Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
Stanton is also a teacher at Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is an adjudicator for the U.B.C. School of Music.