James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition


presented by the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and hosted by the

Cleveland Institute of Music

Andy Poxon (USA)
Andy Poxon is a guitarist and arranger based in Cleveland, Ohio. His arrangements have been performed by Grammy winning artists such as Jason Vieaux and Sasha Cooke, as well as the esteemed concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. He has performed at venues across the United States and Canada as a soloist and with various bands and orchestras.

In his younger years, he recorded three albums of original blues music on the Ellersoul Records label, which received extensive airplay on Sirius/XM radio and were nominated for various awards. He frequently plays with the Cleveland Orchestra on both guitar and mandolin.

Currently, Mr. Poxon is a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he teaches guitar for the Joint Music Program with Case Western Reserve University and in the Preparatory Department. He also teaches private lessons and classes in Northeast Ohio.

Andy Poxon received a Bachelor of Music degree from Towson University under Troy King, as well as a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin.

Artist's website: andypoxonguitar.com/