As a solo guitarist, chamber musician and composer, Wes Hixson writes accessible classical music for guitar, paying homage to his early influences of classical, prog-rock, metal, jazz, and folk music from around the world. While much of his music draws inspiration from nature, psychology and film, he often borrows form and harmony techniques from classical, jazz and pop as a foundation for his compositions. All of these elements combine in a transparent blend of styles create stirring, new music for the guitar. Over the years Wes has made several recordings with various groups, as well as a solo recording titled CAPRICE, which features his original solo guitar compositions and classical guitar favorites from the last 500 years. Since 2005, Wesley has been on the faculty of Elmhurst College and frequently serves as clinician and adjudicator at festivals and competitions throughout the U.S. Currently he is a member of the Avanti Guitar Trio http://www.avantiguitartrio.com/.