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      About Bret Bohman

      Bret Bohman
      Bret Bohman
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Henderson, NV
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory
      Education: Associate’s Degree in Guitar performance/Music Theory - Monroe Community College Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Music Composition - Heidelberg University Masters of Music Degree in Music Composition - University of Michigan Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition - University of Michigan
      Performance Experience: With a performance career of over 25 years in guitar, piano, and music composition, Bret Bohman has experience in a multitude of venues, genres, and instruments. Beginning in high school in rock and punk bands before transitioning to Jazz improvisation and Classical guitar performance, he performed in numerous venues including National Sawdust in Brooklyn and the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY. Dr. Bohman continued on to study music composition with a focus on electronic music.
      Teaching Experience: Dr. Bohman has previously taught at the University of Missouri in the music composition department, including classes in individual guitar performance, ear training, electronic music composition, and individual composition lessons. He has also taught at the University of Michigan in the Comparative Literature department, bringing his music expertise into a course called Great Performances. In addition to these teaching posts, he has also maintained a private guitar and composition studio.
      Teaching Philosophy: Teaching is largely dependent on learning styles and the ability for the teacher to adapt to the student. I believe that learning should also be fun as well as challenging. As a student, my favorite learning experiences were when I was excited about the subject and when my teacher was enthusiastic. I try to cultivate the same environment in my studios.

      Get to know Bret Bohman

      Bret Bohman is a Las Vegas based guitarist and composer of instrumental and electronic music who strives to compose concert music with the visceral energy of his musical experiences in rock, jazz and electronic genres.  A native of Rochester, New York, he has composed music for orchestra, string quartet, choir, various mixed chamber ensembles and electro-acoustic works as well as collaborative, interdisciplinary projects including dance.  His music is characterized by a strong rhythmic vitality juxtaposed with ethereal, static textures that support long melodic lines with a lyrical bent.  

      Mr. Bohman’s compositions have been heard throughout the United States at various venues and festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, NACUSA National Conference, New York City Electroacoustic Festival, Toronto International Electronic Symposium, Fresh Inc Festival, SCI National Conference, SEAMUS National Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, Atlantic Music Festival, Society for New Music, 3rd Annual TUTTI Festival and more.

      He has completed his Doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. His primary teachers have been Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, Bright Sheng, Paul Schoenfeld, and Brian Bevelander.

      Bret Bohman teaches at:
      643 N Stephanie St Suite 13
      Henderson, NV 89014
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