Guest artists to perform in concert

The music department at Richland College has several guest performers coming to campus for a concert from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30p.m. Tuesday Sept.13 in Fannin Performance Hall. 

Jacob Johnson, based in Dallas-Fort Worth, he is a guitarist and lutenist who has been studying classical guitar at Collin College. He taught himself how to play blues, rock, heavy metal, folk and pop, during his teenage years, and in college became interested in classical guitar. 

Since then, Johnson has performed in numerous guitar competitions. He was a semi finalist in the 2015 Guitar Festival and International Concert Artist at the University of Texas at Dallas, and took the second-place prize in the 2015 Mountain View College Professional Division Guitar Competition. He also won first place in the Advanced Division at the 9th Annual Collin College Guitar Competition. 

Dr. Jared Hunt earned his doctorate at Arizona State University in trumpet performance. Hunt has been teaching privately for two years at Coppell High School. He has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony and the Arizona Symphony Orchestra.     

Matt Croft is French horn player who will also be performing. Croft moved from the San Francisco Bay Area four years ago and is currently teaching at Richland and the University of North Texas, where he is pursuing a doctorate. He also taught at San Jose State University. 

Croft received his bachelors from Brigham Young University, and his masters from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He traveled around the world performing in Eastern Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, and has recorded for movie trailers and television commercials.