Jeremy Ávalos is a classical guitarist based in Tallahassee, Florida. Born in Miami, he began playing bass guitar at age 11. In March of 2015 he was a finalist in the annual James Stroud All-Ohio Guitar Competition held at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In the Summer of that same year he was a finalist in the annual Southern Guitar Festival and Competition held in Columbia, South Carolina. Most recently he was the second prize winner in the 2016 James Stroud Guitar Competition and the first prize winner for classical guitar in the 2016 Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition held at the University of Akron. He was the second prize winner in the subsequent Tuesday Musical Scholarship Winners Concert. His playing has been called “wonderfully musical” and “trance inducing (Brendan Caldwell, Associate Professor of Conducting and Director of Wind Ensembles at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory).”
He received a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Theory and Creative Writing from the Florida State University where he graduated summa cum laude. While there he studied classical guitar under renowned pedagogue Bruce Holzman. He received a Master’s of Music in String Performance from the University of Akron where his teachers included Stephen Aron and James Marron. He is currently a doctoral student at Florida State University. Mr. Ávalos is available for live performances, private lessons, and background and incidental music. He plays a guitar built by Boston luthier Aaron Green.