Assistant Professor of Music
Euridice Alvarez, newly appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Northern Colorado School of Music, began oboe studies at the Victoriano López School of Music in her native Honduras with Leonel López and José Angel Abrego, and continued her education with American oboists Patricia Malone, Doris DeLoach, Geoffrey Burgess (Baroque oboe) and Richard Killmer.
Dr. Alvarez participated in several symphonies including: Mississippi, Meridian and Gulf Coast in Mississippi; Waco, Temple, and San Angelo in Texas; Rapides in Louisiana; and Avanti in Washington, D.C. She performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Honduras, the Philharmonic Orchestra of San Pedro Sula (Honduras), the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra, the Avanti Symphony and the Nazareth Chamber Orchestra (New York). She has performed on tour in the Bahamas, the Eastern Coast of the U.S., Italy, France, England and at several universities in Florida and Panama.
Dr. Alvarez participated in the Tutto Diffent Competition in Honduras (Gold Medal–winner); the Ducrest Young Artists International Competition in Louisiana (finalist); Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Woodwind Concerto Competition (winner); the MTNA Collegiate Artist State Competition (winner); the Baylor University Concerto Competition (finalist); and the Baylor University Concerto Competition (second–place winner).
Her teaching career began as a private oboe instructor and she later served on faculty with the Eastman Community School of Music, Houghton College, Nazareth College and USM. She has presented master classes in Florida, Mississippi, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.
She holds degrees from USM (BM), Baylor University (MM) and the Eastman School of Music (DMA –Performance and Literature) and was named a Presser Scholar in 2002.