Dr. Federico Musgrove Stetson
Federico Musgrove Stetson is a classical guitarist, educator, and concert presenter based in Miami. He is active in the performing arts scene as founding President and Executive Director of the Florida Guitar Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to the classical guitar and its music. Through this organization Dr. Musgrove Stetson has presented over 40 concerts and received over 20 grants to bring classical guitar programming to Miami. In 2017, The Miami Foundation recognized him as a Miami Leader for his contributions to the local cultural scene.
Federico also serves as Director of Regional Symposia for the Guitar Foundation of America and had the honor of co-hosting the 2019 GFA National Convention and Competition in Miami.
Dr. Musgrove Stetson is currently a Lecturer of music theory and composition at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, where he serves as a member of the Experiential Music Curriculum Leadership Team.Performances
Federico is very fortunate to be able to share his passion with different audiences. With over 18 years of solo performance experiences that have taken him to South America, Central America, North America, Europe, and China, he has also played with several groups including the Miami Guitar Trio, the FIU Symphony Orchestra, The Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, the Florida Grand Opera, the New World Symphony, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and has had the opportunity to play under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Jeff Beal, and James Newton Howard.
Federico has recorded guitars for several musicians including a project with Jorge Mejia and the HMI Orchestra that received a Latin GRAMMY nomination in 2018, and a track for Ernesto Fernandez, which received a Latin GRAMMY nomination in 2020.Background and Education
Federico was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to the USA in 2001, where he completed all of his undergraduate and graduate studies in music. In 2017, he graduated from the Frost School of music at the University of Miami with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, where he studied with Rafael Padron and attended under a full scholarship and served as a Teacher Assistant and Henry Mancini Fellow.
Throughout his studies, he played in masterclasses for artists such as Denis Azabagic, Manuel Barrueco, Margarita Escarpa, Máximo Diego Pujol, Berta Rojas, LAGQ, and Hopkinson Smith to name a few. Dr. Musgrove Stetson has given several lectures on pedagogy and arts management including a discussion on his DMA Essay on Music Memorization for the classical guitarist at the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Fullerton, CA. Federico is verypassionate about all aspects of music and also holds an audio technology diploma from SEA Miami.Degrees and Diplomas: Doctor of Musical Arts 2017 – University of Miami Master of Music
2011 – Florida International UniversityBachelor of Music
2007 – University of MiamiAudio Technology Diploma
2005 – SAE Institute Miami