Chip Newton

Teaching Assistant Professor

Chip Newton has been playing guitar since 1988. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Concord University and his master’s degree in Music Performance from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He was the recipient of the Ella Holroyd Music Scholarship while at Concord and was also named as a Yamaha Young Performance Artist, a select competition that recognizes up-and-coming performers. He has performed in concerts and gigs in many parts of the world including: US cities: Nashville, Cleveland, Boston, Athens, GA, and several countries: Mexico, Czech-Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. He has also been a featured soloist at the Elon University Jazz Festival in 2012, 2015, and 2017 as well as a performer for the Blowing Rock Jazz Society concert series.

Since completing his education, he has worked in dual careers as a performer and educator. He has been featured on several recording projects, such as the jazz album, “If These Songs Could Talk” by the Dave Fox Group (2007), the gypsy-jazz album by Swing Triade(2012) the retro-swing Americana album by the Undermanned String Band(2013), and “JAZZ!” by Tony Thompson(2016), “A Bull City Holiday” by Keenan McKenzie(2019). He has shared the stage in concerts with many great musicians including: Jack Wilkins, Jon Metzger, Todd Wright, Rick Simerly, Rusty Smith, Dave Fox, Zack Page, Andy Page, Kenny Soule, Roger Kohrs, Tony Thompson and Carey Harwood.

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You Don’t Know What Love Is

DEEP Sound Blues

Rumores de La Caleta – Malaguena

Danza Pomposa