Armin Abdihodžić began playing guitar at age eight in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After graduating from William Carey University and East Carolina University, he received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from University of North Texas. Throughout his career, he received top prizes in many renowned guitar competitions: 1st prizes at the Allegro Guitar Competition (2013), Appalachian State International Guitar Competition (2013), Rosario International Guitar Competition (2010), North Carolina Academy of Music Guitar Competition (2009); and other top awards.
He continues to perform solo and chamber concerts in the US and abroad.
As a guest soloist, he has performed with the Anchorage Civic Orchestra and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. He was also featured in Anchorage Opera Company’s performance of Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.
Dr. Abdihodžić has recorded two compact discs. His first solo album, Arioso, was released in 2017 and features music by Bach, Tarrega, and other classics. In 2018, he released his second album, Mundus Canis, in collaboration with percussionist Eric Bleicher. This album features contemporary works written for classical guitar and percussion and includes two world première recordings.
Besides being an associate professor of music at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Dr. Abdihodžić is also a founder of the International Summer Guitar School in his hometown of Bihać. He directs the Anchorage Mandolin Orchestra and frequently performs with other local soloists and ensembles.
He is one of the Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship awardees for 2018-19.