Douglas Rubio is Professor of Classical Guitar at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been the featured concerto soloist with the Montecito (California) and Pennsylvania Centre chamber orchestras, and the Orchestra of Northern New York. His Avalon Guitar Duo won First Prize in the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Duo Guitar Competition, and is featured on the compact disc GFA Winners Circle 1982-1993. Rubio is also featured on an album of solo and chamber music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, released on the Naxos label. He performs frequently with flutist Jill Rubio as the Rubio Duo. Rubio received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine, and holds both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in classical guitar performance from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Spanish virtuoso Pepe Romero. Prior to moving to upstate New York, Rubio directed a very successful guitar program at Illinois State University.