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Born in San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas, Terry developed an early interest in music and a fascination with the guitar. Lessons with jazz-master Spud Goodall led to a deeper commitment, culminating in a desire to study the classical guitar, as exemplified by Andres Segovia and Julian Bream. Studies followed with Argentinian guitarist Manuel Lopez-Ramos and Spanish master Pepe Romero.
Terry began teaching guitar privately in the San Antonio area in 1967, and after some initial success was offered positions at local colleges and universities, eventually accepting a full time faculty position at San Antonio College, the flagship campus of the Alamo Colleges. Taking students at all levels, from beginner to advanced, Terry Muska has helped to inspire and develop aspiring guitarists of multiple generations.
As a performer, he has concertized for over 30 years, including performances for heads of state and international celebrities. He has performed premieres of many important works for guitar, including new compositions by Michael Fink, Gerard Jaffee, William Thornton, Peter Carey, Alice Gomez, Jesse Hernandez, and Charles Goodhue.
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Muska has recorded eight albums of classical guitar music on compact disc, now available online: The Tarrega Legacy, Spanish Missions of San Antonio, Seville to Santa Fe, The Guitars of Carmen, In a Spanish Garden, Siesta Suite, Instrument of Thy Peace, and Vihuela Fantasies.
Terry was honored with Professor Emeritus status from San Antonio College, a member of the Alamo Colleges. He continues to perform and record.
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