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Tony Morris

Host of Classical Guitar Alive!

Tony Morris, Executive Director of Classical Guitar Alive: producer of the American Classic TV program for PBS stations nationwide, is known to public broadcasting audiences nation-wide as the host of the successful, widely-broadcast (250+ radio stations), long-running (since 1997) NPR-distributed radio program "Classical Guitar Alive!" He also directs Classical Guitar Alive's Music In Medicine community outreach program, which presents classical music performances at no cost to audiences in hospitals and hospices.
He is a 3-time performer at the White House in Washington, DC, and served as a US State Dept. Cultural Envoy abroad (Paraguay, South America) in 2010. His blog about the trip resulted in a commission to write a screenplay, "Mangoré," based on life of Paraguayan bohemian artist/musician Agustin Barrios Mangoré. His 2nd screenplay, "Marfa Ghost Stories," based on legends from West Texas, was recently green-lighted for production by award-winning Polish film director Elzbieta Szoka's Perryloop Productions, and is slated for filming in June 2016. He served as professor of guitar at Texas Lutheran University (2006-2011), and is a frequent classical guitar performer, lecturer, educator, and adjudicator.