Dr. Randall Charles Kohl holds a BA in Music with Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and a Doctorate in History and Regional Studies from the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. He has been awarded scholarships and grants in music performance and research from Mexico's Secretaría de Educación Pública, the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura (IVEC), the UCSC and the East-West Center of Honolulu (EWC) and has been a member of many prestigious research institutes and universities such as the UV, the IVEC, the UHM, Chaminade University of Honolulu, the EWC, and the UCSC. He has given papers and published articles on many musical traditions including those of Hawaii, Mexico and the Philippines as well as performing music of various classical and folk traditions in America, Europe and Asia. He has recorded several CDs including Dos lados del corazón, composiciones originales para guitarra clásica, a recording of original compositions for solo guitar; Rags, Jazz, Bluegrass y Más, an exploration of US guitar styles; Les Deux Amis, música clásica para dos guitarras, with guitarist Roberto Aguirre; and R. C. Kohl, more original works for guitar ensemble and solo guitar. He also has recorded with the Orquesta de Guitarras de Xalapa (OGX) under the direction of Alfonso Moreno and his musical compositions have been performed around the world by himself and by groups such as the OGX and the Los Ángeles Electric 8 (www.losangeleselectric8.com/). *Kohl's solo CDs are available at www.cdbaby.com and iTunes, artist search: R. C. Kohl His published texts include Ecos de "La Bamba": una historia etnomusicológica sobre el son jarocho de Veracruz, 1946-1959 (IVEC: 2007); Estudios étnicos para la guitarra clásica (UV: 2009); Escritos de un náufrago habitual: ensayos sobre el son jarocho y otros temas etnomusicológicos (UV: 2010); and Octaviano Yáñez. Antología de arreglos y composiciones para guitarra (UV/IVEC/GLM Studios: 2011). Currently, Mr. Kohl has just released his third CD of all original compositions for classical guitar with a grant from the IVEC and which includes the work Landscapes for guitar and orchestra. He is a full-time, tenured professor on the Music Faculty at the Universidad Veracruzana and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, of Mexico. Our sponsors for this show: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival True Colors The Sand City Opera Company Simple Fundraising Six Figure Mentors Solutions Internet Please support Classical Music Discoveries!  Your donation keeps us on the air to the entire world!  A donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated!
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