Jackson Roberson is a classical guitarist currently based in the Memphis, TN area. As an active performer and teacher, he strives to bring the classical guitar to new audiences.
Jackson was born in Union City, Tennessee and raised in rural Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha on a Regent's Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance. He then returned to Tennessee, where he is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Memphis.
Among his many musical achievements is a performance on the classical radio station KVNO 90.7 in which he played the first movement of Carlo Domeniconi's famous suite for guitar, Koyunbaba. He was invited to perform as a guest artist at several University of Nebraska events, both within the School of Music and for the University as a whole.Of Jackson's many previous performing engagements, he actively performed for the Sound Health program in Omaha. This program brought classical music performances to patients and doctors at The Children's Hospital and other hospitals in the Omaha area.
Jackson Roberson's primary teachers are Lily Afshar and Hadley Heavin. He has also studied in lessons and masterclasses with renowned guitarists such as Jonathan Leathwood, Daniel Bolshoy, Douglas Niedt, Heike Matthiesen, Daniel Wolf, and others.
Jackson currently teaches in Memphis at the Colonial Acres Music Academy and the Strive School of Music. He also serves as the President of The University of Memphis Classical Guitar Society.