Stephen Turley is a part-time teacher of world music and aesthetics at Eastern University, and a full-time faculty member at Tall Oaks Classical School in Newark, DE, where he teaches Theology, Greek, and Rhetoric. He received his PhD through Durham University (UK) where he researched early Christian devotional practice under the supervision of Dr. John M.G. Barclay. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Steve studied under the internationally renowned performer, Manuel Barrueco. He won a number of prizes and awards, including First Prize in the 1994 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition, First Prize in the Baltimore Music Competition, and the Hos Award in Guitar for Outstanding Achievement. In 1991, at the age of 22, Steve Turley made his European debut at the Nicolo Paganini International Guitar Competition held in Moneglia, Italy, receiving a Certificate of Merit. He has authored numerous articles on topics ranging from New Testament studies, theology and worship, Christian education, and ritual studies.