Stacy Arnold is recognized for his artistry as a solo recitalist, recording artist, and educator whose concerts have been described as “a variety of guitar music, stylistically pleasing in every way” and applauded for his innate musicianship, virtuosity, and beautiful tone. Mr. Arnold has toured throughout the United States at Universities, Colleges, Arts Organizations, and Classical Guitar Societies. Mr. Arnold’s concerts are characterized by performances that represent the entire history of the guitar, presenting composers from the 16th century Renaissance to the modern day, with an emphasis on the music of Spain and Latin America.
Mr. Arnold is professor of classical guitar studies at Dallas Baptist University where he directs the guitar program. Mr. Arnold holds a Master of Music degree in guitar performance from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts where he was a graduate teaching assistant under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed concert guitarist and teacher Robert Guthrie. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied under the guidance of Dr. William Yelverton. He has been guided in master class instruction by David Tanenbaum (San Francisco Conservatory of Music) and Robert Guthrie (Taos, New Mexico).Stacy Arnold’s recording Timeless has been described as “excellent, very expressive and emotive……a great, warm rich tone to the guitar and the playing is deeply poetic” and features virtuosic music from the Baroque, Renaissance, Romantic, and 20th century Latin America by renowned composers J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Gaspar Sanz, Luis Milan, Luys de Narvaez, and Antonio Lauro. Mr. Arnold’s students have been rewarded scholarships for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Artist Diploma degrees at Southern MethodistUniversity’s Meadows School of the Arts, The University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, Texas State University, and hold positions as the professor of guitar studies on college campuses.
Stacy Arnold pursues a busy concert schedule and has toured throughout the United States at many prestigious and distinguished venues as The Waxahachie Symphony Association, Cass County Performing Arts Council, Noel Masterworks Concert Series, Fort Worth Guitar Guild, Mu Phi Epsilon Sunday Concert Series, City Arts Festival, Lord of Life Lutheran Church Concert Series, Evangel University Artist Series, Mississippi State University Concert Series, University of Louisiana, and Louisiana College. Stacy Arnold has also been a featured artist in “Arts Now” in Waxahachie Now as a concert artist.