Phone: (405) 208-4918
Office: BC A211
Michael Fresonke is adjunct instructor of guitar at the Bass School of Music and on the faculty of OCU’s Performing Arts Academy.
He balances teaching with an active performance schedule. Recent appearances range from classical recitals to pop music with Sony recording artist Natalie Loftin, from appearances with his 23rd Street Jazz combo to vocal/guitar duets with international opera star Beverly Hoch.
Music has been a part of his life from a young age. As a boy, Fresonke performed on guitar during children’s Masses and played saxophone in middle and high school. He began studies with Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Danny Vaughan while still a teenager. He went on to study with Mark Cruz on his way to earning an undergraduate degree at OCU, and studied with Gerald Klickstein at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He obtained his master’s degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Douglass Niedt and Adam Holsman.
Fresonke offers group and private lessons in his OCU guitar studio. Guitar majors focus on technique and a classical repertoire while honing performance skills in weekly master classes. Guitarists are invited to explore the world of jazz on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and to participate in Guitar Ensemble on Mondays and Wednesdays. The ensemble covers styles from classical guitar quartets, to mixed ensembles with other musicians, to rock and roll.