Born in Brazil, Felipe Vargas Magdaleno is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he teaches Beginner Classroom Guitar and Applied Classical Guitar and Jazz Guitar for majors and non-majors. Felipe Vargas Magdaleno holds a master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona, where he was a teaching assistant and studied with guest artists David Russell, Sergio Assad, and Odair Assad. In Brazil, Felipe Vargas Magdaleno taught as a full-time Lecturer in Guitar at the University of Passo Fundo and was the founder of the Passo Fundo International Guitar Festival and the Da Capo Outreach Program, which offers free music education and instrument lessons for underprivileged children and teenagers.
Felipe Vargas Magdaleno has taught and performed several in guitar series, seminars, and festivals in Brazil and the United States. He has also performed in several masterclasses for world-class guitarists, such as Leo Brouwer, Fábio Zanon, Eduardo Isaac, Paul Galbraith, Jorge Caballero, Judicael Perroy, Vladimir Gorbach, Marcin Dylla, among others. Currently, he is completing his DMA in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Kentucky, under the guidance of Dr. Dieter Hennings. In his dissertation research, Felipe Vargas Magdaleno explores the interconnections between electronic music and the contemporary classical guitar in Quatro Fragmentos de Tempo, a work dedicated to him by the Brazilian composer Marcus Siqueira.
M.M. University of Arizona
B.M. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil