KEVIN DOLLAR - On classical, steel string, electric or gypsy guitar, Kevin Dollar represents a multifaceted approach to the instrument. His performances vary from solo classical guitar and chamber ensemble to 20th century traditional music, as well as the gypsy styles of both Spain the gypsy-jazz of pre-WWII France. Being a versatile musician has always been a top priority for this well-rounded performer and teacher. Kevin is currently the Director of the MANC Guitar Competition, an instructor at the Music Academy of NC (since 1995, now with master teacher status), and on the faculty of Elon University, where he serves as a guitar instructor as well. Kevin received his MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and has several recordings to his credit including Alamance Christmas Cheer, “On Our Own” original film score (featured selection in the 2007 Charlotte Film Festival), “Long Ride Home” by Lyn Koonce, etc. where he can be heard playing many different styles on as many different types of guitars. Kevin currently performs with the NUEVA VOZ and Swing Triade.
WILLIAM von der GOLTZ - Born in Brazil, William started playing all kinds of percussion instruments as a kid during "Carnaval” and continued pursuing his passion when he moved to United States as part of the New Orleans Carnival Troupe called Casa Samba. For over a decade Casa Samba performed at Mardi Gras and other well-known New Orleans events. A few years later William moved to Miami where he became a solid part of the southern Florida music scene, performing in many of Miami’s most respected venues with numerous Brazilian and Latino groups. Once arriving in Greensboro, NC he instantly started performing with the Anegada Band and later co-founded Expresso Brazil, a band specializing in Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazilian Folk Music
Charles T. Murphy, originally from Southern California, started playing early in his high school and college days in various rock & roll bands. As the singer songwriter genre took hold, Charles became involved with small guitar ensembles performing in local clubs and festivals. Charles moved to Birmingham, Alabama in the mid 90’s and then most recently Greensboro, NC where he continues this musical effort. When not enjoying the local music scene, Charles is Senior Project Manager with a regional General Contractor and holds an undergraduate architectural degree, MBA and a LEED AP certification. Charles is currently involved as a bassist with the St. Pius X Choir and with Nueva Voz.