Guitar

Catherine O'Kelly

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Suzuki and Classical Guitar Instructor

Classical guitarist Catherine O’Kelly is an emerging artist, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. As a member of Tedesco Duo with flutist Arielle Burke, she has performed at The Rivers School Conservatory for the Seminar on Contemporary Music, The Shirley Meeting House and The Saybrook at Haddam. As a soloist she has performed at numerous venues including The University of Connecticut, The Rivers School Conservatory and The Shirley Meeting House, and she has performed as the solo guitarist in Four Rhodian Scenes by Thomas McGah with The Hartt School’s Capitol Winds.

Catherine earned her BA in music and philosophy from Vassar College in 2011, graduating with honors, and earned her MM in guitar performance in 2013 at The Hartt School, where she studied classical guitar with Richard Provost. Currently Catherine is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT. She has earned a position with The Hartt School’s Honors Chamber Music Program, Performance 20/20, providing her a full scholarship for her doctoral studies. She has also performed in master classes for Oscar Ghiglia, Jason Vieaux, Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Andrew York and Vladimir Gorbach. 

Jaclyn Jones


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Classical and Electric Guitar Instructor

Jaclyn has been performing solo and chamber music for over 10 years and is currently working toward her Master of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the Hartt School of Music.

Jaclyn earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hartt in 2012 with performing arts scholarships and was selected to perform in three 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concerts. She was a featured solo artist for the NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society as well as the Labella Strings sponsored concert series. Jaclyn studied under Christopher Ladd and Richard Provost and has performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, Elena Papandreou, Julian Gray, and Jorge Caballero.Jaclyn is an active member of the violin/viola and guitar duo 10strings and the Hartford Classical Guitar ensemble. She has performed solo and chamber music for schools, universities, museums, art centers, churches, libraries, nonprofit organizations, local television, and weddings throughout the New England area.