2018-2019 Mildred McDaniel Concert Series

John Bullard, Classical Banjoist

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4 p.m.


        John Bullard plays five-string banjo, which you might expect from a southerner. But there’s a gothic twist: he plays classical music. And to be clear: these aren’t bluegrass renditions, they’re exact classical transcriptions done by someone who’s been devotedly drawn to Baroque and Renaissance music for 30 years. In 2005, he became the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Graduating magna cum laude, John was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the prestigious national music honor society.  This event is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the Concert Series.  A reception follows the concert.