Sean McGowan is an award-winning guitarist and professor of music at University of Colorado Denver. Sean combines many diverse musical influences with unconventional techniques to create a broad palette of textures within his works for solo guitar. His recorded works include classic jazz standards performed on solo electric archtop guitar, solo acoustic guitar performances, and seasonal hymns and carols. Sean has performed at festivals including the Novi Sad International Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Napa Valley, Copper Mountain Guitar Town, the Newport Guitar Festival, and the Chet Atkins CAAS Convention. He has collaborated with dance and improv companies as well as with jazz and acoustic musicians.