Jacob Lyerly is a guitarist who aspires to bring beauty and healing into the world using music. He has pursued this mission through many artistic avenues such as teaching, audio recording, and performing both solo and ensemble music. When Jacob isn’t teaching, he plays as a soloist and in the guitar duo Un/Strung with Greg Hays. Jacob is also a staffed musician at Johns Hopkins Hospital through Peabody’s Sound Rounds program, where he performs classical, folk, rock, and other genres of music for patients, staff, and clinicians.
Most recently, Jacob was the 2019 recipient of the Stuart Weber Scholarship. This is a merit-based scholarship that provides full tuition to one American Student to study at The Volterra Project Summer Guitar Institute. He is also the 2017 recipient of the University of South Carolina School of Music’s Christopher Berg Guitar Award.
Jacob has performed in masterclasses for many world renown pedagogues and performers such as Eliot Fisk, Antigoni Goni, Dušan Bogdanović, Sergio Assad, and more. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 2017 from The University of South Carolina where he studied guitar with Christopher Berg. He also received a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University under the instruction of Julian Gray.