Alves to Perform Free Guitar Concert at SCC

Julio-AlvesJúlio Alves will perform a free classical guitar concert on Monday, August 28 at 7 pm in Owens Auditorium.

Alves received a Doctor of Music in Guitar Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from the University of Brasília in his native country, Brazil.

Currently, Alves is a faculty member in the Marshall University School of Music and Theater, where he oversees the guitar studio. He teaches applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, guitar techniques, fretboard harmony, and directs the M.U. Guitar Ensemble. Outside of the guitar area, he also teaches music styles, music theory and aural skills.

Alves regularly performs as a solo player, as a member of the Violauta Duo, the Duo Alves, the Violautalino Trio, and in other chamber music settings. His programs feature music from various ethnicities and historical periods. Dr. Alves has performed in diverse venues in countries such as Brazil, USA, Costa Rica, Spain, and Italy.

Music Education at SCC

Alves’ appearance at Sandhills Community College has been arranged by the college’s Music Department, which offers an Associate in Fine Arts in Music. This degree, giving a foundation in music theory, music history, and applied music performance skills, is designed to prepare students for transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at a senior college or university.

Curriculum music classes can be taken by students interested in a degree or by those who wish to take a class for general interest. Some of the classes offered are music appreciation, fundamentals, music history, theory, chorus, band, jazz, orchestra, ensemble and many performance classes.

Contact Ryan Book at (910) 695-3828 or booka@sandhills.edu for questions about the college’s Fine Arts programs in Music.

Continuing Education Lifelong Learning Institute classes in music are also offered each semester. Three levels of piano classes will begin September and a new immediate concert band will start in September as well. The band is designed for adults who have some experience playing a concert band instrument but are in need of a refresher. Upon completion, students will be able to join the New Horizons Band in the Pines.

Contact Rose George at (910) 695-3775 or georger@sandhills.edu for questions about the college’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

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