Tuesday 15 June 2021

West Virginia MU Guitar Ensemble to Visit University of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA NEWS – Four students from West Virginia’s Marshall University’s guitar ensemble will travel to Costa Rica in August to perform with students of the University of Costa Rica’s counterpart. Associate Professor of Music and Brazilian native Dr. Julio Alves will accompany guitar students Kareem Mccullough, Rodrigo Almeida, Jonathan Thorne and Erik Anderson from Aug. 7 to 17 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Marshall guitar ensemble students Kareem McCullough, Rodrigo Almeida, Jonathan Thorne and Erik Anderson stand with Associate Professor of Music and Brazilian native Dr. Julio Alves (center) before their trip to Costa Rica
Marshall guitar ensemble students Kareem McCullough, Rodrigo Almeida, Jonathan Thorne and Erik Anderson stand with Associate Professor of Music and Brazilian native Dr. Julio Alves (center) before their trip to Costa Rica

Alves formulated and presented the trip to Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre and the University of Costa Rica’s School of Musical Arts in hopes of creating an exchange program to broaden students’ musical experiences.

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“It’s an academic opportunity for students to learn about music education while getting acquainted with a different culture and gaining preparation for the job market of the 21st Century,” Alves said. “The students will be exposing themselves to the music of Costa Rica and receiving instruction by the faculty of the university there, and I will be providing instruction to the University of Costa Rica’s guitar ensemble.”

Marshall’s guitar ensemble will enjoy recitals and workshops about the local music, as well as give presentations on Appalachian music during their first-ever trip to Costa Rica. Marshall students also will perform concerts by themselves and with their Central-American counterparts. Performances from the trip will be available to watch on YouTube, Alves said.

“The goal is that next year the guitar ensemble from the University of Costa Rica will have the opportunity to come to Huntington,” Alves said.

The trip will be supported and funded by the College of Arts and Media.

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