Omar Avalos Gallegos
PROFILE Composer and musicologist. Specialist in modern flamenco and traditional flamenco guitar. Specialist in Latin-American art music history. Proficient classical guitarist and pianist. Experienced performer in pop, flamenco, jazz and classical styles. Experienced Latin Jazz guitar accompanist. Experienced private music instructor in guitar and piano. EXPERIENCE Associate Music Instructor, Santa Ana College Music Department; Santa Ana, CA — 2001-Current Assisted music theory, musicianship, guitar, piano and general music instruction. Transcribed sight singing assignments for music theory class. Principal Musician, UC Irvine Dance Department; Irvine, CA — 2001-2013 Accompanied flamenco dance courses taught by various instructors. Composed new music for dance. Musical Accompanist, Fullerton College Dance Department — 2006 Accompanied flamenco dance courses for two semesters. EDUCATION California State University, Fullerton, CA — M.A. Music History and Literature, 2013 Taller Flamenco, Seville, Spain — Certificate, Advanced Flamenco Guitar, 2006 California State University, Fullerton, CA — B.M. Music Composition, 2005 Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA — A.A. Music, 2002 GRADUATE COURSEWORK Seminar in Baroque Music Seminar in Romantic Music: Music in Nineteenth-Century America Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Music: History of American Theatre Jazz History and Style Seminar in Music Theory: Modernism in Music Thesis: An Anthology and Study of Nineteenth-Century Mexican Guitar Music SKILLS Music composition, transcription and historical research. Solo flamenco guitar and flamenco dance accompaniment. Standard and Latin Jazz guitar accompaniment. Classical guitar, romantic piano literature. Experience with music software including Finale, Garageband, Pro Tools, Logic and various music production apps for iOS (Audiobus, Sampletank, various synths and samplers). Experience with audio and MIDI interfaces for Mac OS and iOS including iRig MIDI, iRig Mix, Digidesign Mbox, and TASCAM iXZ.