Devin Ulibarri – Bio
Devin Ulibarri is a versatile musician with a diverse portfolio. He has compositions published in Conceptions Southwest magazine, a range of teaching experience—from preschool to college-level—and has performed with artists such as Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. He holds two college degrees in music, a BM and MM in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of New Mexico and New England Conservatory, respectively. His studies at the New England Conservatory were under the tutelage of world-renowned musician, Eliot Fisk, who he has continued to work closely with for the Boston GuitarFest (2010-present) and publication-assistance (SoundBoard Magazine). Devin Ulibarri’s multitude of interests include Nichiren Buddhism and the study of the Japanese language—which have culminated through commissions of new works from promising composers such as Emi Inaba of Berklee College of Music and Nell Shaw Cohen. An accomplished and innovative teacher, Ulibarri has his own guitar book for the pre-reading level and a recently published work, “Thinking Beyond the Myths and Misconceptions of Talent,” co-authored with Larry Scripp and Rob Flax, which was received by Tanglewood’s Allen Fletcher as “an immensely consequential investigation of an issue at the heart of society, and a call to effective action.”
Most recently, Devin teaches as faculty for the Preparatory and Continuing Education schools at New England Conservatory and is co-creator of Music Blocks, a software libre tool for exploring music's fundamental concepts. Music Blocks software is currently being considered for Japan's national coding curriculum in 2020. Music Blocks development for 2020 is being done in partnership with Gakken, a major Japanese publishing company with funding from Japan's Ministry of Economics Trade and Industry.