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Brent Ferguson

Adjunct Instructor
Music
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1511
Degrees & Certifications
Texas State Univ San Marcos, Master of Music
Academic History

University of Texas at San Antonio, Bachelor of Music 2007

Texas State University, Master of Music 2011

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Brent is an active composer and researcher of music. Research interests include the relationship between music and multimedia, the use semiotics and hermeneutics analytical methods of music, and the study of organology.

Compositions:

Through the looking glass in one minute in 60x60 [Scarlet Mix]

Publications:

“Instrument of Evil: Pipe Organ in Musical Themes of Video Game Antagonists,” American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter Conference Proceedings, Vol. 4 (Fall 2015).

Career Accomplishments

Brent Ferguson teaches private guitar and the guitar for beginners course as an instructor at Washburn University in Topeka, KS.  His teachers include Derek Baker, Matthew Dunne, Michael Richter, Jake Owen, Matthew Hinsley and Joseph Williams II.  After graduation from Texas State University, Brent held the position of education specialist for four years with the Austin Classical Guitar Society. During this time, he taught donor-funded private lessons to students of William B. Travis High School and ensemble classes at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, both in Austin, Texas. As a freelance musician, Brent has performed for a plethora of situations both as a soloist and with ensembles of varying styles.  Currently, Brent is pursuing his Ph.D. in music at the University of Kansas.