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BM Webster University; MM Peabody Conservatory; GPD Peabody Conservatory; DMA Peabody Conservatory.

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine describes Zane Forshee as “one of his generation’s finest guitarists.” Active both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, recent concert engagements have taken him across North America, Europe, and Asia, where his live performances have been noted for possessing “a beautiful ever-flow that held the audience captivated” (Retriever Weekly).

His debut recording Initial has been praised for its “Superb musical and technical skill” ( Classical Guitar Magazine states “Forshee immediately establishes his credentials as an excellent player, with clarity, precision and an abundance of fine technique.” Recent performances in support of the album have continued to take him around the globe and include cities such as: New York, Chicago, Madrid, Berlin, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., among others.

Forshee has won numerous awards, which include the first prize in the National Guitar Workshop International Solo Guitar Competition, the top prize in the Montpelier Artist Recital Competition, and the first prize in the Baltimore Music Club String Competition. In addition, he has been the recipient of two Peabody Institute Career Development Grants, and most recently, Forshee was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Spain.

Presently, he is the chair of the Guitar and Harp department of the Peabody Institute-Preparatory Division. In addition to his duties at Peabody, he serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival in Pennsylvania.