Principal Lecturer of Guitar/Music Literature
Building 37, Room 110
Sheely, guitar, has performed nationally and
internationally as a soloist, as well as having been featured in chamber music
concerts with groups such as the Blair Quartet, the St. Petersburg Quartet, The
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, The Flagstaff festival of the Arts Summer
Orchestra, The Sinfonica de Maracaibo Venezuela and The Sinfonica Nacional de
winning first place in the first Manuel M. Ponce international guitar
competition which was organized to honor the 100th birthday of the composer
that Andres Segovia claimed was 'the best composer for guitar'.
has performed at the European International Festival in Geneva, Switzerland; at
the Concours International de Guitare in Paris, France, where he was invited to
present a guest recital during the week of this highly prestigious
international Guitar Competition.
1995 he was selected through national auditions to join the Artistic Ambassador
Program of the United States Information Agency and Arts America. Following his
acceptance into this program--which included guitarists for the first time in
1995--he was featured in a highly successful tour of Latin America which
included solo recitals, chamber concerts and master classes.
A student of Manuel Lopez Ramos and Patrick
Read, he currently teaches at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where
he directs the guitar studies and teaches courses in American Music,
Contemporary Music Literature and studies of Music.