Juan Álamo is an Associate Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill department of music. Dr. Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities, concert halls, percussion and jazz festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. He has published four marimba recordings: Remembrance (2007), Marimjazzia (2014), Pursuing Freedom(2016) and Ruta Panoramica (2019). In the spring of 2021, Summit records will be releasing his new marimba solo recording Ensoñacion (Reverie), which features his original compositions and arrangements of Bach’s cello suites and Beethoven’s Bagatelle op. 119. Also as a composer, Dr. Álamo has several pieces published by major publishing companies such as; Innovative Percussion, Row-Loff Productions, C. Alan Publication and Musicon Productions. Dr. Álamo is the co-author of the Jazz vibes book Milt Jackson: Transcribed Solos of the Master. He is also the author of Four Mallet Music for the Modern Marimba Player, a technique and pedagogical method for marimba that includes a collection of original etudes for beginners and intermediate-level marimba players. Dr. Álamo is a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha, Meinl Percussion, and Encore Mallets Inc. More information about Dr. Álamo’s artistic career, compositions, recordings and performance schedule is available at https://juanalamomusic.com/.