Dr. Juan Álamo is an internationally known performer, composer, and educator. Originally from Cidra, Puerto Rico, Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities and percussion and jazz festivals throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. He has been featured as a soloist and with jazz ensembles in television and radio shows in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States. His début solo marimba recording Remembrance was released in 2007 and features standard marimba literature and original compositions. 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. Currently Álamo is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Álamo is a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha, Meinl Percussion and Encore Mallets Inc. More information about Álamo’s artistic career, compositions, recordings and performance schedule can be found in his personal website.