New Song School Of The Arts

April Seals

April S.

Guitar, Ukulele

Ms. April was born in Dallas, TX, and grew up in Plano, TX. She began her undergraduate studies at Collin College in guitar performance under the guidance of Dr. Fernand Vera. She transferred to Oklahoma City University after being awarded the M. Petree Music Memorial Scholarship in 2015, where she earned her BM with an emphasis on guitar performance in 2017.

While at OCU, Ms. April studied under Dr. Lynn McGrath, Dr. Stephen Lochbaum, and Matthew Denman. She then went on to serve as the Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Stephen Mattingly at the University of Louisville, where she received her Master’s of Music in the spring 2020.

Ms. April has received recognition from multiple festivals and competitions including first prize at the Brownsville Guitar Festival in 2016 and prize winner and honors from the Guitar Foundation of America Symposium, Mountain View Competition, Collin College Competition, Young Artist’s Showcase at Collin College, and the Hill County International Ensemble Contest.

Currently, Ms. April is pursuing her Doctorate at the University of North Texas.

Education:

  • B.M. Oklahoma City University
  • M.M. University of Louisville
  • D.M.A University of North Texas (pursuing)
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April Seals

April S.

Guitar, Ukulele

Ms. April was born in Dallas, TX, and grew up in Plano, TX. She began her undergraduate studies at Collin College in guitar performance under the guidance of Dr. Fernand Vera. She transferred to Oklahoma City University after being awarded the M. Petree Music Memorial Scholarship in 2015, where she earned her BM with an emphasis on guitar performance in 2017.

While at OCU, Ms. April studied under Dr. Lynn McGrath, Dr. Stephen Lochbaum, and Matthew Denman. She then went on to serve as the Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Stephen Mattingly at the University of Louisville, where she received her Master’s of Music in the spring 2020.

Ms. April has received recognition from multiple festivals and competitions including first prize at the Brownsville Guitar Festival in 2016 and prize winner and honors from the Guitar Foundation of America Symposium, Mountain View Competition, Collin College Competition, Young Artist’s Showcase at Collin College, and the Hill County International Ensemble Contest.

Currently, Ms. April is pursuing her Doctorate at the University of North Texas.

Education:

  • B.M. Oklahoma City University
  • M.M. University of Louisville
  • D.M.A University of North Texas (pursuing)
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