August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/arranger and teacher. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges bluegrass, contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire. An international clinician and soloist, he has performed in Italy, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Canada, and the United States. August is the founder of Boston Mandolins and the New England Mandolin Ensemble. He holds a Masters of Music Education from Boston University and a Bachelor’s of Music from Berklee College. August is a Professor of Ear Training at Berklee College. His New Acoustic Music Ensemble has trained jazz-bluegrass improvisers since its inception in 2000.