Mauricio Salguero

Mauricio Salguero is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Jane Carl. Mauricio plays clarinet and saxophone and teaches at the UMKC Community Academy. His musical interests span diverse genres, including contemporary, classical and Latin music. Critics have praised him as having "conviction and impressive technique.” Recently Mauricio completed a tour with electro<>acústico, his clarinet and electronics duo, to colleges in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, and gave master classes in Colombia, Cuba and the U.S. This spring Mauricio will appear as a guest artist at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, at Kansas State University in Manhattan and at the University of Central Missouri’s New Music Festival in Warrensburg.

Mauricio’s honors include a 2010 Inspiration Grant from the KCArts fund, the First Prize in the National Contest of Musical Composition from the Institute of Culture and Tourism City of Bogotá, Colombia, the Bettylou Scandling Hubin Scholarship in both World Music and Music Technology from Mu Phi Epsilon and the Spaulding/Warfield Memorial Scholarship from Sigma Alpha Iota.

Mauricio has appeared as a soloist with the Universidad Javeriana Orchestra, the University of Arkansas Wind Symphony and recently played Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Instruments with the Symphonic Orchestra of the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He holds a B.M. from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and a M.M. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. His previous teachers include Nophachai Cholthitchanta, Chris Jepperson and Javier Vinasco.

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