MARCOS SANTOS, violin
Born in Bauru, Brazil, Marcos Santos spent most of his life close to home. He received his doctorate in violin performance at the University of Alabama. When he won a national violin competition, he earned a scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a master’s degree in performance violin.
Dr. Santos has a degree in Education with a specialization in Psychopedagogy from the Higher Education Institute of Bauru, Advanced Violin from the Conservatoire of Tatuí, Master in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and Doctor of Violin Performance and Music Theory from the University of Alabama. Marcos was a violin teacher at Unicamp-Campinas BRA and Instituto Core de Música in Joinville-SC in 2018 and 2019. He is the Co-founder of the Bravo Academia de Música and professor at the Dr. Carlos de Campos de Tatuí Dramatic and Musical Conservatory.