Bob Ferguson has been hosting Guitar Showcase since 1985. He operates an independent teaching studio, Ferguson Guitar Studios, in Fort Wayne and serves on the music faculty of both Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Trine University Angola. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University and his Master of Music degree from IU’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. While at the Jacobs School he also co-founded and co-directed the Young Guitarists Program. He performs around the Midwest with Dan Heath and the Paradise Band and supplements his teaching, broadcasting, and playing schedules with scholarly research and writing. His reviews and articles appear occasionally in Soundboard (Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America).