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henriques donaldDONALD HENRIQUES is Professor of Music at California State University, Fresno where he teaches courses in ethnomusicology, directs the student mariachi, and coordinates the MA program in Music Performance and Music Education. In summer 2016 he was a research fellow at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and, in summer 2017 was a Visiting Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.

Henriques earned his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin working with renowned Latin American music scholar, Gerard Béhague. He holds an MM in composition from Indiana University where he studied with Chilean composer, Juan Orrego-Salas, and a BA in guitar performance from California State University, East Bay.

His publications include "Mariachi Reimaginings: Encounters with Technology, Aesthetics, and Identity" in Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border (Oxford University Press, 2011); entries on famous Mexican ranchera singers and Latin American musical genres in the Grove Dictionary of American Music (Oxford University Press, 2013); and extended articles on Texas Conjunto and Tejano accordionist Flaco Jiménez in Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes (Greenwood Press, 2014).

From 2000-2005 Henriques was Director of Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán at the University of Texas at Austin and in 2007, formed Mariachi Fresno State, a popular student group that performs at numerous University and cultural events. Prior to his work in ethnomusicology, Henriques performed widely as a classical guitarist reaching the finals of the Tokyo International Guitar Competition as well as receiving a fellowship from the Spanish government to study at the international Spanish music institute Música en Compostela, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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