Christian Madsen, B.A. Music-Guitar Performance
Christian is a 2020 Bachelor of Arts Alumni of BYU-Idaho’s Music program. There he studied classical guitar under Barbara Wayne. During his studies he branched out as a student, performer, and teacher studying with world class musicians Ana Vidović, Denis Azabagić, Benny Green, Kobe Watkins and Aaron Miller. He is proficient in many styles of guitar including jazz, rock, pop, reggae, country, bluegrass, funk, and folk. As a former member of BYU-Idaho’s Sound Alliance, Christian toured with the school’s top jazz big band sight reading professional charts. Performing in BYU-Idaho’s top jazz combo, he wrote arrangements of many standards and composed several originals.
When teaching, Christian strives to share the wisdom and joy he has gained through his studies. He believes that his students can gain a deeper connection through music and become well rounded musicians and listeners. He strives to make lessons fun, engaging, and challenging.