Professional BiographyMiroslav LončarFine Arts Teacher
Dr. Miroslav Lončar (pronounced Lonchar) -- a teacher, performing artist, and composer for guitar, is a native of Croatia currently living in Sterling, Virginia. He teaches guitar and the multicultural performance group (World View) at Park View High School. Additionally, Dr. Lončar directs the Loudoun Youth Guitars and leads the Aguado Guitar Concerts, a group of guitar enthusiasts that promotes classical guitar and provides a variety of performance opportunities for guitarists in eastern Loudoun. Dr. Lončar has served on the Guitar Foundation of America Education Committee and has been a supporting member of the Composer Society of Montgomery County, the Loudoun County Arts Council, and the Loudoun Symphony.
Dr. Lončar started his music education in his native Croatia and went on to study in Austria, where he received his master’s degree, and later in the United States, where he earned his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Lončar has taught at all levels, from primary to university, having taught classical guitar, music history, music theory, and music appreciation for over twenty years. Prior to joining the music department at Park View High School, he taught at the University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, and Sacred Heart Elementary School. Sixteen years ago, Dr. Lončar began conducting the Karlovac International Summer Guitar School and the Imotski Summer Guitar School in his native Croatia, where young guitarists and world-class teachers meet every summer for classes, concerts, and other fun activities. A number of students who attended the Karlovac International Summer Guitar School have gone on to study guitar at prestigious universities. Most of them are now successful performers and teachers.In addition to teaching, Miroslav Lončar has been performing on classical guitar throughout Europe and the United States, mosty in the Klasinc&Lončar Guitar Duo with his wife, and recently with the NOVA Guitar Quartet. He has appeared as a solo artist with the Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, the Graz Philharmonics, the Mississippi Symphony, the Meridian Symphony, the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Symphony of West Florida, the Loudoun Symphony and other orchestras. He has recorded several albums; solo, with the Klasinc&Lončar Duo, Trio Bolero, the calypso group Kaiso, and an album of his original published music.Since his earliest teaching days, Miroslav Lončar has been writing educational and performance compositions for all levels, from easy to artist level. Over a dozen books of his original compositions have been published by Les Productions d'Oz and Clear Note Publications.His YouTube chanel includes many performances of his compositions: YouTubeDr. Lončar is also an active promoter of classical guitar, having organized numerous guitar concerts, concert series, and festivals. Dr. Lončar and his wife Natasa and daughters Maya and Nina reside in Sterling, Virginia.SCHEDULE:A-Day1. Begining Guitar Rm. 7232. Intermediate Guitar Rm. 7233. Begining Guitar Rm. 7234. Planning LibraryB-Day5. Pride (Study Hall) Rm. 2046. Advanced/Artist Guitar Rm 7237. Planning Library8. World View Rm 723
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