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, Boukas's extensive experience in Brazilian, Jazz and Classical contemporary music qualifies him to present highly innovative residencies that transcend stylistic boundaries– equipping students with universal tools to create and understand music– through a dynamic integration of intuitive, sonic, technical, theoretical and expressive dimensions.
Read a selection of EDUCATOR TESTIMONIALS where Boukas has presented residencies.
Peruse a representative list of TOPICS FOR CLINICS AND LECTURES.
Boukas has been a key faculty member of New School for the Performing Arts in New York City since 1995, He is also faculty at 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:
Música Mineira Project
Pixinguinha and Contemporaries
Ernesto Nazareth 150th Birthday Celebration
Queens College Year of Brazil
View a comprehensive lecture on the Music of Hermeto Pascoal.
Below is a partial roster of universities and special seminars where Richard has presented residencies.
U.S. Harvard, Cornell, Temple, Cincinnati Conservatory, New York Guitar Seminar (Mannes), 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).