Faculty & Staff

B.M., University Institute of Music (Caracas, Venezuela); M.M. in Composition, Michigan State University; D.M.A., Michigan State University; M.M. in Music Theory (Pedagogy), Michigan State University

Venezuelan composer and guitarist Victor E. Marquez-Barrios holds an extended catalog of works that includes compositions for a variety of solo instruments, numerous chamber ensembles, mixed choir, electronics, symphonic band, and symphony orchestra. His music has been performed, published, and recorded by important soloists and ensembles from Latin America (Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, enCayapa Ensamble), the U.S. (H2 Quartet, Alexander String Quartet), and Europe (Guitar Duo Montes-Kircher, Proxima Centauri Ensemble). Works by Marquez-Barrios have also been performed at numerous international music festivals, such as the Latin American Music Festival (Caracas, Venezuela), XVII Festival of Contemporary Music of Havana (Cuba), 20eme Festival Internacional de la Clarinette (Martinique), Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012 (Los Angeles, USA), and the World Saxophone Congress in its 2012 and 2015 editions.

Currently, Marquez-Barrios teaches music theory and composition as part of the faculty at Truman State University's Music Department, in parallel to his active career as a composer and guest lecturer. More information available at www.marquezbarrios.com