The University of Arizona’s classical guitar program is among the best in the world, thanks in part to the visionary gift of Sanford and Phyllis Bolton.
June 11, 2020

Over the last decade, the endowment established by Sanford and Phyllis Bolton's estate gift has helped create a model guitar program that attracts some of the best students from around the country.

Sandy loved guitar and wanted to inspire and impact our students far into the future. A large part of his vision for the guitar program included the opportunity for students to learn from world renowned classical guitarists, like David Russell.

The Bolton’s endowment allows two artist-in-residence to visit Arizona each year so students can participate in masterclasses and concerts with them. Watch this video to learn more about the Bolton legacy here at Arizona.