Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Classical guitarist, Javier de los Santos

Javier de Los Santos

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


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Javier de los Santos
Classical Guitar


Javier de los Santos, guitarist, son of Mexican Parents was born in the USA. When he was a child his family moved to Jerez, Zacatecas, México where he lived until 2001. Javier started learning to play the guitar when he was 15 years old. Javier began his formal music studies in 1998 in Guitar Performance under Francisco Javier Muro Guevara at the Unidad Academica de Música of the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (UAMUAZ) in the State of Zacatecas, México. In the same year, he was awarded a Diploma for his outstanding dedication to the study of the instrument. In the University of Zacatecas, Javier studied Music Theory and Solfege, Choir, Music History, and Piano. During the three years of guitar study in Zacatecas, he performed at the solo final concert every semester and participated frequently in concerts with the Guitar Ensemble of the UAMUAZ under the Direction of Daniel Escoto Villalobos, performing in Fresnillo, Jerez, and Zacatecas (municipalities of Zacatecas State).

In 2002, under the guidance of Mr. Eric vanDiver Nohe, Javier began his undergraduate studies in Guitar Performance at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. Studied Music Harmony and Theory and Orchestration under Mr. Kirk Gustafson, Ear Training and Concert Choir under Dr. Monte Atkinson, Percussion and Composition under Dr. Darin Kamstra, Jazz and Music Technology under Dr. Michael Waldrop, Conducting under Dr. Calvin Hofer, Chamber Music and Symphonic Literature under Mr. Carlos Elias, and Music History under Dr. Jack Delmore. Javier Graduated from Mesa State College in 2006. During his studies at Mesa State College, Javier performed and participated in different musical ensembles such as Chamber Music, Concert Choir, Mariachi Concert, and accompanied Students and Faculty in Voice and Choir Concerts. In 2004 Javier was awarded the Helen Krey scholarship and in the same year he was granted the Instrumentalist Wednesday Music Club Competition Award celebrated at the Moss Performing Arts Center.

Javier, currently, is finishing a Masters of Music Degree in Guitar Performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music under Maestro Ricardo Iznaola. Javier was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship, a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and was a recipient for the Private Scholarship Jimmie L. Spulecki towards tuition; all three from 2006 to 2008. Javier studied Music History under Dr. Antonia L. Banducci, Chamber Music and Guitar Lessons from Masakasu Ito (Japan) and Jonathan Leathwood (England), under Jonathan Leathwood Guitar History, Pedagogy and Repertoire, and Orchestration under Dr. Chris Malloy. During his studies at DU, Javier performed every Quarter in the Guitar Ensemble Concerts with guitar duos, guitar quartets, and violin and guitar duo, and he accompanied voice majors in their Recitals.


‘Javier mesmerized the audience with the classical guitar composition “Concierto de Aranjuez” by the Spanish master Joaquin Rodrigo.’
The Chronicle of Catholic Life, December 2008.

For Javier’s Contact Information and history of past and upcoming performances please log on to:https://portfolio.du.edu/pc/port?portfolio=jdelossa

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