Dr. Sean Beavers

Chair, Department of Applied Music Studies
Assessment Coordinator for the Center for Music and Performing Arts
Associate Professor of Music

Office Location: Religion Hall 126D
Phone: 434.582.2289  
E-mailsbeavers@liberty.edu

Education

D.M., Florida State University
M.M., Florida State University
B.M., University of Texas at Austin

Instrument: Guitar

Courses taught at Liberty University

  • Applied Guitar
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Guitar Pedagogy
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills

Biography

Sean Beavers is active as a teacher, administrator, guitar soloist, chamber musician, and scholar.  As a teacher, Beavers previously served on the faculty at Thomas University, the Baptist College of Florida, and Marshall University. In 2007, he joined the faculty at Liberty University, where he serves as Associate Professor of Music.  He has taught applied guitar, guitar ensemble, guitar pedagogy, music history, music theory, and aural skills.

He serves as Chair of the Department of Applied Music Studies within the Liberty University School of Music, where he oversees applied faculty and instruction.  He also serves as Assessment Coordinator for the Center for Music and Performing Arts, where he is responsible for program assessment. 

He has performed in Europe as well as in North and South America, including performances on West Virginia Public Radio, Classics Radio, and Bolivian television. He has appeared as a guest artist at the Alexandria Guitar Festival near Washington, D.C. and the Asolo Song Festival in Italy.

Beavers currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Guitar Foundation of America and as Guitar Forum editor for the Virginia chapter of the American String Teachers Association. His scholarly studies have resulted in lectures at the International Experiencing Villa-Lobos Conference, the American String Teachers Association National Convention, and the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention.