Jay Sorce has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico and Germany as soloist and chamber musician. Highlight appearances include performances at the Long Island Guitar Festival, Iserlohn Guitar Festival, Tuckamore Festival, Brooklyn’s UNPLAY festival, the East Bank concert series, and at New York’s Staller Center for the Performing Arts where his solo recital was hailed as “simply brilliant” (Jerry Willard). Jay is a founding member of Sorce/Lodge Duo and Hypercube, and is a strong advocate for new music and is committed to expanding the role of guitar as a chamber instrument. He champions the music of living composers and has premiered new works by Cerrone, Lang, Phillips, Epstein, Tacke, and Trigos among others. Jay is the faculty guitarist with nief-norf, the contemporary music organization and summer festival. Recent concerto appearances include a performance of Luca Francesconi’s A Fuoco with Ensemble/Parallax, a performance of Malcolm Arnorld’s Guitar Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of Guanajuato, a Mexican premiere, and Juan Trigos’ Guitar Concerto No. 1; Ricercare VI with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players. Jay is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, University of Arizona, and Stony Brook University, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He is a faculty member at SUNY Suffolk.