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Paul M. Sweeny

Adjunct Lecturer



Paul Sweeny earned a BA in music from Harpur College, presenting the first student classical guitar recital in the history of the school. He later returned to earn his MA in Music History. Paul has taught at BCC for 25 years where he created the school's guitar program, its sequence of music history classes, as well as a very popular class in the history of popular music. Over the years Paul has taught music history and guitar lessons at BU and is currently teaching the Pop, Rock and Soul Class. Paul is the Vice President of the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York and is a frequent performer in the area both as a soloist and as a member of the duo Simple Gifts with recorder player Barbara Kaufman. He also maintains a private guitar studio in Binghamton.


  • MA, BA, Binghamton University