On classical, steel string, electric or gypsy guitar, Kevin Dollar represents a multifaceted approach to the instrument. His performances vary from solo classical guitar and chamber ensemble, to early 20th century traditional music, to the gypsy jazz guitar style of pre-WWII France. Being a versatile musician has always been a top priority for this well-rounded performer and teacher. Kevin has acted as Director of the MANC Guitar Competition, an instructor at the Music Academy of NC (1995-2013, with master teacher status since 2003), and on the faculty of Elon University (2005-2013). Kevin has performed for the Piedmont Artists Guild, Eastern Music Festival, Elon Jazz Festival, National Public Radio’s “State of Things,” UNC-TV's "NC Weekend" and at colleges, universities and other educational institutions throughout the Southeast. Kevin regularly performs with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and has shared the stage with the likes of Doc Watson, David Holt, Katherine Whalen, and Clay Aiken. Kevin has performed with the Greensboro Opera Company, the Triad Guitar Quartet, Duo Dolce, Bel Canto and the Hot Club of North Carolina, a group dedicated to the preservation of gypsy jazz. Kevin received his MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and has several recordings to his credit, including Alamance Christmas Cheer, “On Our Own” original film score (featured selection in the 2007 Charlotte Film Festival), “Long Ride Home” by Lyn Koonce and “Make Art Happen”, a recording used to raise money for funding arts in the Alamance County school system.