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CLASSICAL GUITARIST PETAR JANKOVIC TO APPEAR AT UMFK

September 9, 2011

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Classical Guitarist Petar Jankovic will appear in Fox Auditorium on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the International Performers Series and UMFK Student Activities. Tickets are priced at $10 per person.

Jankovic began his guitar studies at age eight in his native Serbia, where he later earned a degree in classical guitar from the renowned Music Academy in Belgrade. While in Serbia, he became a two-time gold medal, silver medal, and two-time bronze medal winner at the National Music Competition.
 
At age 16, Jankovic delivered his first professional performance, and four years later, the community college in Belgrade invited the young, talented Jankovic to share his expertise with beginning classical guitar students. It marked the beginning of a distinguished teaching career that has developed alongside his successful performing career.
 
He went on to earn a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music, and in the mid-90s, the I.U. Jacobs School of Music invited Jankovic to pursue the esteemed Artist Diploma Degree under the guidance of Maestro Ernesto Bitetti. 
 
Jankovic developed a guitar program at Franklin College of Indiana in 1997 and taught at University of Indianapolis Music Department from 1999-2006.
 
Jankovic lives in Indiana, and is a professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington.
 
Tickets may be purchase at the door. For more information, please contact the UMFK University Relations office at 834-7557.