Byron Goble (b. 1985) was born near Kassel, Germany which he claims as his second home. He grew up in Sugar Land, Texas and began his formal musical training at an early age with the violin. As a member of the Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas, he made multiple international concert tours and has appeared with the Houston Symphony, the English Symphony Orchestra, and the Mexican Symphony Orchestra and has performed in honor choirs at the ACDA and TMEA conventions. In 2000, Goble was a featured soloist at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music Sing-a-long Concert of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. From 2000-2004, he was a member of the award winning Stephen F. Austin High School Honors Band and Drum-line.
In 2005, Byron began his study of the guitar with Valerie Hartzell. Goble is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in German. At A&M, he studied guitar with Dr. Isaac Bustos and composition with Dr. Peter Lieuwen. Byron was a finalist and prizewinner in both the 2011 and 2008 Texas Music Festival ‘Classical Minds’ Guitar Competitions as well as the 2007 Eastfield Collegiate Guitar Competition. He has performed in master classes for renowned artists such as Pepe Romero, Adam Holzman, Grisha Goryachev, and Bob Guthrie. In February of 2009, Byron was invited to perform as a soloist on the opening concert of the Fourth Annual Guitar Orchestra Workshop in Plano, Texas where he served as an assistant faculty member. More recently, Mr. Goble conducted the premier of his work, Amazonas, which he composed for the 2012 Texas Music Festival – ‘Classical Minds’ Youth Guitar Orchestra. Goble was also a founding member of the Texas A&M Guitar Quartet, which won second prize at the 2010 University of Texas — Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition. In addition to performing and competing, Mr. Goble maintains a studio of guitar and percussion students and is a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, Mu Phi Epsilon-Professional Music Fraternity, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Mr. Goble heads the German department at James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas where he also assists with the band and drum-line.