About Javier Alcantara-Rojas
Javier Alcantara-Rojas is a nationally recognized teacher of flamenco and classical guitar. His work with Dr. Corey Whitehead was selected by the American String Teachers Association for a lecture at the 2008 National Conference. He is published (rosewood review, 2007; Flamencoaustralia.net, 2010) and an active researcher in the speculative theories of Greek and flamenco harmony on fretted chordophones, as interpreted by Manolo Sanlucar. His recent work was selected to represent Fresno State at the CSU Research Competition at CSU Los Angles, May, 2009. His community outreach work was mentioned in the AP press release for the Presidential Award for General Community Service, given to Fresno State in 2009. He is a three time participant of CSU Summer Arts (06, 07(in Florence, Italy), 08), two time participant in the Cordoba Guitar Festival (06, 07), and one time participant of Curso Flamenco in Sanlucar de Barrameda (07).
Recently, Corey and Javier Alcantara-Rojas have completed the English translation of "Sobre la guitarra flamenca: Teoría y sistema" by Manolo Sanlúcar for The Ayuntamiento de Córdoa and the F.P.M. Gran Teatro. In addition, Corey and Javier have been invited to present their work: The Speculative Theories of Manolo Sanlucar: The Greek Origins of Flamenco Music, at two international conferences on the humanites in 2011.
His teachers have included: Dr. Thomas Miller (Theory), Richard Sumner, Dr. Corey Whitehead, Manolo Sanlucar, Gerardo Nunez, Juan Serrano, Manolo Franco, Paco Serrano, Jose Antonio-Rodriguez, and has participated in master classes with Juan Martin, Ricardo Marlow, Flavio Cucci, Celine and Angel Romero, Julian Byzantine, and many others.
He holds an AA and AFA, from Victor Valley College; and a BA in General Music Education, from Fresno State. He is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National music fraternity.