Brandon J. Acker is a soloist, collaborator and lecturer on the classical guitar and early plucked instruments like the lute, baroque guitar and theorbo. Recent achievements include three CDs released by Jester Recordings. The newest CD includes music for harp and guitar by his duo, Strung Up. Brandon has toured through England and Scotland with Chamber Opera Chicago and performed with notable groups like the Newberry Consort, Third Coast Baroque, Bella Voce, Florentine Opera, the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble and more. He has been featured live on WFMT 98.7 and has premiered several works and arrangements on WDRT 91.9. In 2010, Brandon received 1st prize in the Society of American Musician’s Competition.