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"Dotson dazzled with his relentless technical strength and interperetive skill... Dotson left us breathless and appreciative" 

Soundboard Magazine


Effectively bringing the classical guitar to a new and increasingly diverse audience, Dr. Jonathan Dotson has been a regular
guest on Houston's KUHF public radio station's 'The Front Row' program, as well as Austin's 'Fox 7' morning
television program 'Good Day Austin'. He has also been featured on Austin radio station KUT 90.5's 'Austin Music Minute'.  A relentless  and passionate ambassador for the classical guitar, Dotson has concertized in venues ranging from nightclubs in Austin, TX, to gothic cathedrals in Palencia, Spain. 

Dr. Dotson has been an invited guest at many colleges and universities throughout the country. He holds eight top prizes in international classical guitar competitions, including the Dallas International Guitar competition and Boston Guitarfest, and is now a frequent clinician and adjudicator for guitar festivals and competitions throughout the state. As a founding member of the acclaimed Texas Guitar Quartet, Dotson is also an active chamber musician and recording artist, with engagements at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention, the Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Noreste in Saltillo, MX, and The Victoria Bach Festival, among others.  

Jonathan holds three degrees in music including a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the recipient of the Mary Winton Green Endowed Presidential Scholarship in music. He currently serves on the faculty of the Texas Southmost College (TSC) department of Humanities and the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Music, and continues to perform regularly as a soloist and as a founding member of the Texas Guitar Quartet. 

Catedral de Santa Maria la Blanca, Villalcazar de Sirga, Spain