Frank Potenza Trio with Luther Hughes - bass and Aaron Serfaty - drums & percussion
A dedicated educator as well as performer, Frank is a Professor in the Studio/Jazz Guitar Program at the USC Thornton School of Music. He is responsible for the Program's offerings in Jazz Guitar Pedagogy, Jazz Guitar Arranging and Improvisation, and Advanced Guitar Performance. He is also the director of Trio Ensemble and Wire Choir Ensemble. A select few are currently studying privately with Frank, but in any teaching setting, he offers students the true working professional's insights on the art of live performance.
Invited Lectures, Seminars, and Master Classes
2000 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles
1999 Elected to Long Beach Chapter of PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society.
1972 BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, Boston, Massachusetts
1972 - Present Special Studies
GUITAR - Mick Goodrick and Joe Pass
CLASSICAL GUITAR - Andrew Caponegro
ARRANGING - Phil Wilson, Herb Pomeroy, and Ted Pease
IMPROVISATION - John La Porta
COMPUTER SYNTHESIS AND MIDI APPLICATIONS - Dr. George W. Shaw
2010 – Fingerboard Mastery: Scales and Arpeggios, Book One with Nick Stoubis, USC Thornton School of Music Guitar Instructional Series - Mel Bay Publications Inc.
2012 – Fingerboard Mastery: Scales and Arpeggios, Book Two with Nick Stoubis, USC Thornton School of Music Guitar Instructional Series - Mel Bay Publications Inc.