My name is Chris Argenziano and I have have been a music lover for as far back as I can remember. I began my musical journey on the trumpet but soon fell in love with the sounds of the guitar. I picked up the guitar at the age of fifteen ( that is quite a while ago now!) and haven't put it down since. My formal music education took place at North Dakota State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Music and a Masters of Music in Classical Guitar Performance. I currently work as Professor of Guitar at Valley City State University and as Guitar Instructor for group guitar classes at NDSU. When I am not teaching I perform on solo guitar and with the jazz and classical guitar duo Twelve Strings as well as the guitar and keyboard duo Among These Avenues.
Among These Avenues is a guitar and keyboard duo based in Fargo, ND. They play a variety of styles that includes funk, pop, blues, country and rock.
I teach applied guitar lessons to both music majors and non-majors. I also teach the guitar methods course.
Twelve Strings is a classical and jazz guitar duo that provides music for a variety of events including weddings, receptions, private parties and corporate events. The group plays music that ranges from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras all the way to modern jazz standards.
I teach guitar to non-music majors in a classroom style setting. Classes are broken into a beginner section and an intermediate/advanced section. Beginners learn the basics of guitar while the advanced group gains a more in-depth look at the instrument.
I currently teach students of all ages and levels of experience in my private studio. I have been teaching since 2008 and love what I do. Working with students and helping them progress is one of my great joys in life.
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.