About Guy Louis
Guy Louis Sferlazza is the creator and presenter of “Worlds of Music” and “Chautauqua Express Musical Programs” since 1986. Averaging over 300 live performances each year, these programs are performed for educational and community audiences with support from the MI Humanities Touring Arts Program, which has selected Guy as “one of the finest touring artists in the State”. Guy holds a B.A. in Music from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.; is a certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools; a certified coach through HeartMath Institute; and has been an Artist-in-Residence for Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts in Vienna, VA.
At age nineteen, after starting college in computer science, Guy realized that pursuing a path of music was what he really wanted to do. A few years of playing in bands, the folk circuit and other musical avenues finally led him to presenting musical programs in schools. This began the Chautauqua Express Musical Programs in 1986.
The 1990’s and 2000’s were packed with hundreds of concerts each year, the development of many classic shows for schools such as “The World Music Tour”, and the collaboration with outstanding office manager Kim Gouin. The Chautauqua Express became known as one of the finest performing companies in the Great Lake State, being selected into the Michigan Touring Arts program.
In 2011, a television pilot episode titled “Worlds of Music” was created. This also marks the shift from using the Chautauqua Express Musical Programs moniker exclusively, to using the “Worlds of Music” logo and company name.
Guy is continuing to create and perform programs that express his musical passions, and also contribute to his community. The very latest presentation “Introducing Children to Relaxation” represents a synthesis of his interactive musical performance style and his passion for helping young people learn the art and science of relaxation.
In addition to the educational and family programs, Guy also writes original contemporary music. The new album “American Spirit” will be released on Dec. 21. 2020. For a pre-album release of three songs, click here.
Guy has a great interest in instruments from all over the world, and the use of music for healing and celebration. He has recently been commissioned by the San Francisco based “Music in Schools Today” as a Master Teaching Artist to create online teaching modules for distance learning programs.