Sean Brennan is a multi-disciplinary guitarist and educator hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. As a performer, Sean specializes in contemporary music, and regularly works with living composers. He has given multiple world premieres of new solo and chamber works, including the works of Jordan Chase, Kyle Dubin, and Johnathan Hugendubler. He has performed and recorded George Crumb’s work “Quest”, which has been preserved for posterity in the Library of Congress. He has performed in the Now Hear This contemporary ensemble with member of Alarm Will Sound. Recent engagement have included the About/face concert series, Peabody on the Court concert series, Fret Festival, and the Blank Space concert series.
As an educator, Sean has extensive experience over a wide range of students and teaching environments. In addition to teaching at the Preparatory, he has taught courses at the Peabody Institute, and is a faculty member Notre Dame of Maryland University and Harmonic Music Studios. Sean has also participated in Johns Hopkins research, where he has led guitar group classes for adults with Parkinson’s disease. His students have been accepted to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University, University of Tampa, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Sean completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and is a current candidate in the Graduate Performance Diploma program, under the tutelage of Julian Gray.