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Rich Falco joined the music faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1979 where he currently holds the full time position of Director of Jazz Studies. He has also served for a number of years on the jazz faculty of Clark University.

Ensembles under Professor Falco’s direction have performed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary and the United States. He was interviewed by "A Tout Jazz" for National Public Radio of France regarding the state of jazz education in America, and has been invited to lecture and perform at several music schools while touring abroad.

He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Jazz Worcester Music Festival and a past president of the former Jazz Worcester Society.

A member of the College of Voters for the New England Jazz Alliance (NEJA), he has presented his work for NEJA at the Hartford International Jazz Festival and the International Association for Jazz Educators' (IAJE) African American Caucus at their NYC conference.

In 1989, he was the recipient of the Henry "Boots" Mussulli Jazz Educator of the Year award. He was the 2004 recipient of the Jazz at Sunset Festival Award for “creative jazz performances of consistent excellence, artistic integrity, and the generous sharing of knowledge and understanding of music”.

Upon invitation by the Worcester Public Schools and Mechanics Hall, Professor Falco played an integral role in creating the highly successful program entitled "Conversations in Jazz: Brown Bags for Kids" for which he was author, Narrator and Music Director. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Teachers. Professor Falco was the 2006 recipient of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award form the International Association of Jazz Educators.

Profile Summary:
Jazz Guitar Teacher Worcester, MA
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Work Experience:
Jazz Musician Rich Falco is a performing guitarist, a university professor on the WPI faculty as Director of Jazz Studies, a jazz concert producer who presented more than 60 jazz concerts and workshops, a frequent high school clinician and presenter at regional, national and international jazz education conferences, a popular jazz festival adjudicator, Jazz Worcester Festival founder and executive director, a jazz historian and private guitar instructor. As a performing artist and educator he has received several awards and recognitions.
Cert. Music Ed., Berklee College of Music, 1979
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1989
M.A., Clark University, 1992
Organizations / Affilations:
Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education.
Director of Jazz Studies WPI
New England Jazz Alliance
Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Rich Falco is located in Worcester, MA and has the following skills: Jazz Guitar Teacher
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Jazz Guitar Teacher

Category: Music
I enjoy teaching private lessons in jazz guitar and jazz bass.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Cert. Music Ed., Berklee College of Music B.A., University of Massachusetts M.A., Clark University Current Director of Jazz Studies, WPI
Years Experience: 30