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Oscar Penas

Guitarist/ Composer/ Educator

About Me

Jazz guitarist and composer with extensive performing and teaching career.

Work Experience

Self
Free-lance Musician and teacher
June, 2007 - Present
  • Perform as a leader and sideman in venues at the East Coast, Europe, and South America.
    In-home guitar private instructor.


92nd St Y School of Music
, Faculty
October, 2012 - May, 2019
  • Taught group and individual guitar lessons to kids and adults.


Fundación Danilo Pérez
November, 2012 - November, 2012
  • Taught guitar and jazz ensemble master classes to kids an adolescents of urban underserved communities.
  • Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia September 10, 2011
  • Jazz ensemble and improvisation master-class to undergraduate music students.
  • U niversidad Pontificia Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia September 11, 2011
  • "Finding your own unique style and voice through composition".
  • Master-class and open rehearsal with undergraduate jazz students.

Aula Moderna Música y Sonido, Bucaramanga
January, 2011 - September, 2012
  • Directed "II Seminario Internacional de Jazz, Latin y Música Popular"

Education

New England Conservatory of Music, Master of Music - Jazz Studies
2007
  • Master of Music, Jazz Studies-Performance (with Academic Honors), 2007

Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music - Professional Music
1999
  • Bachelor of Music cum laude in Professional Music, 1999 Honors and Awards

Skills

  • composition
  • teaching
  • jazz
  • arranging
  • basic computer skills

Languages

Catalan

Native or bilingual proficiency

English
Full professional proficiency
Spanish

Native or bilingual proficiency

Networks