The Violauta Duo is compound by guitarist Júlio Ribeiro Alves and flutist Wendell Dobbs, colleagues in the School of Music and Theatre at Marshall. The duo has performed a wide variety of repertoire over the past several years. They are particularly interested in performing works recently created for flute a guitar. Ribeiro Alves performs on guitars by John H. Dick and on a Romantic guitar from c. 1840 (attributed to French luthier Aubry Maire), while Dobbs performs on a modern wooden flute by Chris Abell and historical reproductions by John Gallagher.
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Did you know: The name Violauta is coined from the Portuguese words for guitar (“violão”) and flute (“flauta”).
Stan Workman, voice, visits campus to perform with guitarist Júlio Ribeiro Alves, associate professor at Marshall
Stan Workman, tenor, received his Bachelor of Music in Voice from Kent State University, a Master of Music in Voice from the University of Memphis, He received additional operatic training at Indiana University where he was a student of the late Wagnerian soprano, Margaret Harshaw. He has completed course work toward a second Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Kent State University, and holds a Doctoral degree in Voice (ABD) from Ohio State University, where he studied with Dr. Robin Rice.
Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves holds a Doctor of Music degree in Guitar Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Brasília (UnB), in his native country Brazil.
At Marshall, he is responsible for overseeing the guitar area teaching applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, guitar techniques, and directing the M.U. Guitar Ensemble. Outside of the guitar area, he also teaches music theory and aural skills.
Dr. Alves has perfomed in several Brazilian cities, in the USA, Argentina, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. He regularly performs as a solo player, as a member of the Violauta Duo, the Duo Alves, the Violautalino Trio, and in other chamber music settings. His programs feature music from various ethnicities and historical periods. In the past, he was a member of the Grilo-Ribeiro Guitar Duo, with guitarist Eustáquio Grilo, and the Duo Caesar, with guitarist Júlio de Alexandria Cruz.