Artist Residencies

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.
New School Brazilian Jazz Ensemble performing program "Viva Hermeto".

New School Brazilian Jazz Ensemble performing program "Viva Hermeto".

Debut CD of Diálogos Duo featuring Louis Arques and Richard Boukas.

Debut CD of Diálogos Duo featuring Louis Arques and Richard Boukas.

Boukas has been a key faculty member of New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music (NYC) since 1995, New York Jazz Workshop since 2015 and former faculty at Mannes College and William Paterson University.

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:

Viva Hermeto!
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.

Residency Types

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.

Residency Roster

Below is a partial roster of universities and special seminars where Richard has presented residencies.

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).

Residency Planning

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