David R. Tercero holds a B.M. from Southern Methodist University, a M.M. and D.M.A. from The University of North Texas. He was awarded fourth prize at the Columbus State University Solo Guitar Competition, first prize at the East Carolina University Solo Guitar Competition and was a top finalist in Siracusa, Italy, in an Italian International Guitar Competition. Dr. Tercero has established himself as a respected performer and teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and has performed for local organizations such as The Dallas Classic Guitar Society, and The Fort Worth Guitar Guild as well as abroad at the Mendelssohn-Haus Musiksalon in Leipzig, Germany, and in Mattinata, Italy, at the Seminari di Fine d’Estate.