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 responsible for overseeing the guitar area, teaching applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, guitar techniques, and directing the M.U. Guitar Ensemble. Outside of the guitar area, I also 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 have perfomed 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. My programs feature music from various ethnicities and historical periods. In the past, I was a member of the Duo Grilo-Ribeiro, with guitarist Eustáquio Grilo, and the Duo Caesar, with guitarist Júlio de Alexandria Cruz.