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Baron Tymas plays guitarJazz Guitar Artist in Residence

Baron Tymas was a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Person and Society at Concordia University (Montréal, QC) in Fall 2015. Since 2001, he has taught primarily jazz and guitar courses at NCCU as Associate Professor of Music. His student ensembles have earned national recognition.

Tymas has performed, lectured and taught around the world, and is privileged to have played with many internationally known artists and groups. Tymas has released three CDs as a leader: Montréal (2017), Insight at Midnight (2009) and Blues for the Tribe (2007). He won an NC Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship in 2008.

Tymas has taught at North Carolina State University, The University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University and J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College.

He holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Howard University and is a native of Washington, D.C.