My name is Júlio Ribeiro Alves. I live in Huntington, WV, where I have been serving as a faculty member of Marshall University's School of Music and Theatre since 2006. I am currently an Associate Professor and responsible for overseeing the guitar area. I teach applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, and guitar techniques. I am also the director of the M.U. Guitar Ensemble. Outside of the guitar area, I teach music theory and aural skills.
I hold a Doctor of Music degree in Guitar Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Brasília (UnB), in my native country Brazil. I began my musical studies in Brasilia, at the CEP-EMB (School of Music of Brasília, Brazil).
As a performer, I have played in several Brazilian cities, and also in the USA, Argentina, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. I regularly perform as a solo player, as a member of the Violauta Duo, and in other chamber music settings. I perform a wide variety of repertoire from various ethnicities and historical periods. In the past, I was a member of the Duo Grilo-Ribeiro, with Eustáquio Grilo (Professor of Guitar at the University of Brasília), and also performed in duo with guitarist Júlio de Alexandria Cruz.