The Florida Guitar Festival will open with a wonderful concert by up and coming guitarists from around the world. Aeolian is the elite guitar ensemble of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Lakeland Florida. Admission to the Harrison guitar program, which is under the direction of Dr. Robert Phillips is competitive, and within the department students also audition for placement in top ensembles. Aeolian, the most advanced ensemble, is comprised of the top eight students in the department. This year’s Aeolian members are:Coleman Ellis James Halman Aaron Jones Webb Olson Stephaney Quintero Sebastian Rodriguez-Borysek Alex Shadood Jessie Thurman Born in Mexico City, Jesus Serrano Huitron studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City under the guidance of Selvio Carrizosa and Jaime Soria, concluding his degree with honors in 2017. Jesus has won more than two dozen international guitar competitions all over North American, including the 2016 Florida Guitar Festival, the 2015 Boston GuitarFest, and the 2017 Festival et Compétition Internationale de Guitare Classique de Montréal. He has maintained a constant touring schedule that has lead to concerts in some of the most diverse halls in Mexico, Canada and the United States. Jesus has taken masterclasses with Adriano del Sal, Carlo Marchione, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, Marcin Dylla, Marco Tamayo, Mauro Zanatta, Paolo Pegoraro, Pepe Romero, Ricardo Gallén, Zoran Dukic, Víctor Pellegrini, and Xuefei Yang.