Richard Boukas has presented educator residencies at universities, seminars and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada and Brazil.
As many of today's music institutions are multi-disciplinary (offering programs in jazz and classical performance, theory, composition and ethnomusicology), Boukas's diverse and extensive experience in all these areas qualifies him to present exceptional and innovative lectures, workshops, performances, compositions and curricular models that transcend stylistic boundaries and synergize traditions.
His residencies thereby equip students in any musical discipline with universal tools to create and understand music via an integration of intuitive, sonic, emotional, technical and theoretical terms.
His own professional ENSEMBLES and COMPOSITIONS are a direct expression of these stylistic convergences.
Read a selection of EDUCATOR TESTIMONIALS where Boukas has presented residencies.
Peruse a representative list of TOPICS FOR CLINICS AND LECTURES.
Internationally recognized as a major exponent and expert in Brazilian music, his two highly significant ensembles which he founded and directed at New School are:
New School Brazilian Choro Ensemble
New School Brazilian Jazz Ensemble
Special Repertoire Concert Projects include:
Música Mineira Project
Pixinguinha and Contemporaries
Ernesto Nazareth 150th Birthday Celebration
Queens College Year of Brazil
View a comprehensive lecture (in fourteen segments) on the Music of Hermeto Pascoal.
Residencies can be of three basic types:
For residencies involving additional ensemble artist-educators, there exists the flexible option to engage them for a shorter duration than the central SOLO ARTIST RESIDENCY. This can for example be one or two days including an ensemble concert, masterclass(es), workshops, etc. This allows total residency artist fees to remain reasonable while still offering a broader range of artistic and educational activities.
U.S. Harvard, Cornell, Temple, Cincinnati Conservatory, UConn/New London, Ithaca College, Lamont School of Music/Univ. Denver, Univ. Louisville, Roger Williams College (RI), Haverford College (PA), Carleton College, Mankato State Univ. (MN), Cornish School of the Arts (WA), Univ. AZ/Tucson, Casper College (WY), National Guitar Workshop.
Canada Univ. Toronto, Humber College
Brazil Campos do Jordão Festival do Inverno (São Paulo), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, Belo Horizonte).