Guitar Faculty

Stefan Schyga

Guitar

From 1993-1996 Stefan was the Classical/Flamenco Guitar of Telarc Recording Artist La Vienta together with El Paso Guitarist Mario Otero. In the 90's La Vienta made their mark on the international music scene with their fresh approach to acoustic guitar music. Their Album Jazzmenco climbed to #17 on Billboards Contemporary Jazz charts. La Vienta performed across the USA, notably at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the Jazz Times Convention in New York and concerts in Phoenix, San Diego and Chicago to name a few.On July 29, 2006 they were invited to perform with such guitar greats as Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel and more at Guitar Town 2006 in Copper Mountain, CO. La Vienta recorded 3 albums with Telarc, now Concord Jazz: Jazzmenco (1993) Nightdance (1994) Forgotten Romance (1996) Since 1996 Stefan recorded 3 Solo Albums and is currently working on his 4th. In July 2014 Stefan was invited to perform at the 13th annual World Music Festival in Mölln, Germany. The performance was recorded by German Radio. Educational Thoughts: Students will develop problem-solving techniques for intellectual and artistic pursuits and acquire the skills to enjoy the guitar as a performance medium. Stefan Schyga received his Masters Degree in Music Education in May of 1991 from Utep. From 1991 until 2002 he taught Beginning/Intermediate Guitar Class, Applied Lessons and Ear Training at Utep. In 2002 Mr. Schyga began teaching Guitar at Franklin High School.

Alvaro Najera Ramos

Guitar

PhD. Student, with Master’s degree in Criminal law by the Chihuahua University, distinguished student of the Baldwin Music Academy (Ciudad Juarez), who started his musical training at the age of eight and by nine, he offered his first classical guitar concert; he has developed a musical craftsmanship of his own called (creator of) “Kairos, that was endorsed as a culturally unique style by the American Federation of Musicians of New York in May 2016. By 2018 he has written more than 200 guitar works for solo guitar, guitar ensembles, choir-guitar-strings ensembles, and more. His music has been performed not only in America but also in Europe through “SMP music” (Sheet music plus.com). At the present he teaches guitar at the El Paso Conservatory of Music and sings for the El Paso Choral Society. He is also a member of the SIMÉ guitar quartet and EUTERPE.