Director of Guitar Studies (Room 805)
Dr. Vigil (Dr. V)
Dr. Kevin Vigil (Dr. V) holds degrees from Shenandoah University (DMA), Yale University, (MM) and the University of Memphis (BM). He joined the faculty of Heritage High School in 2005-06 and as of this year (2023-24) he is also the 7th Grade Guitar teacher at Harper Park Middle School. He was named the 2014 Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year for LCPS and presented with a Sir Winston Churchill Commemorative Crown by Churchill Fellow Helen Sanderson for his work in guitar education (2017). In 2020, Dr. V was chosen as the Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor in the Arts at Marshall University.
Dr. V’s students have had workshops and masterclasses with Dr. Glenn Caluda, Risa Carlson, David Leisner, Martha Masters, Michael Nicolella, Benjamin Verdery, Jason Vieaux, Andrew York, Matthew Denman, Dr. Kenneth Meyer, Marco Sartor, Helen Sanderson, the Tantalus Quartet, the Canadian Guitar Quartet, the Texas Guitar Quartet, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Duo Noire, and the Kithara Duo. They have performed for the Radford University International Guitar Festival, and the 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2020 Yale Guitar Extravaganza at the invitation of Benjamin Verdery.
Dr. V's articles have published in several national and international music magazines/ journals. He has presented lectures for the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), the Philadelphia Guitar Society, and Yale, James Madison, Marshall and Shenandoah Universities. He is nationally sought-after as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor.
Several of his instruction videos are featured on GFAtv (Episodes 14, 15, 18. 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 & 32): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fUsUPViE8&list=PLUlfsWlbQHnAGtSdY7YB8wCCybSUflNCz
Dr. V currently serves as president for the Virginia Guitar Directors Association, Chair-Elect for the NAfME Council for Guitar Education and on the GFA education committee.