Adjunct Instructor of Guitar
Office: Mabel Wood Hall 329
B.Mus., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Kamran Alan Shikoh began his classical guitar journey by studying with Charles Evans at the McCallie School in Chattanooga. While there, he was selected as a performer on NPR’s From the Top radio program – “the preeminent showcase for America’s top young musicians.” He continued his studies with Dr. Mario Abril at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a winner of the Authors and Artists Club Scholarship, as well as the university’s Concerto Competition. His teachers also include Stephen Robinson and William Yelverton. In addition, he has performed in the masterclasses of several acclaimed artists including Roland Dyens, Eliot Fisk, and Oscar Gighlia.
A well as a performer, Shikoh is an accomplished arranger, winning 1st Prize in the Roland Dyens International Arranging Competition for Solo Guitar. Beyond his classical background, he plays both electric and acoustic guitars across a wide range of musical styles. Notable is his work with Glass Hammer, “America’s premier progressive rock band,” with which he has appeared on six studio albums as well as live concerts across the United States, Canada, Italy, and the Caribbean.
Shikoh holds a Master of Music degree in guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University, and currently serves on the adjunct faculties of Southern Adventist University, Lee University, and Covenant College.