Vardanyan Takes the Stage at Tech Tuesday

Arkansas Tech University will present a performance by Gohar Vardanyan in the second annual concert of the University Classical Guitar Series on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Vardanyan will perform at 7 p.m. in the Doc Bryan Student Services Building Lecture Hall in Russellville. The concert will be free and open to the public. Dr. John W. Watson, vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech, sponsors the University Classical Guitar Series. A native of Armenia, Vardanyan began playing guitar at the age of five and she made her first appearance on Armenian television just three years later. Vardanyan went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. She has performed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and on the National Public Radio program “From the Top.” Vardanyan is also an active teacher. She received two teaching fellowships while at Juilliard and has received multiple fellowships to teach guitar in New York City public schools. For more information about Vardanyan, visit