Lucas Borges is Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ohio University and holds a Doctoral degree from University of North Texas, Master’s degree from Indiana University and Bachelor’s degree fromUniversidade de Brasilia (Brazil).
Before his appointment at OU, Lucas Borges served as a Teaching Fellow at University of North Texas for four years and maintained a private studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Previously, he also was faculty member at Escola de Música de Brasilia. Additionally, he has been invited to teach and perform in international festivals such as II Festival Internacional de Música Erudita de Piracicaba (2011), 35o Curso Internacional de Verão da Escola de Música de Brasília (2013), and XXVFestival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antiga (2014) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
Lucas was member of the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmônica de Brasília, and guest musician with the Richmond (IN) Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony and Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional (Brazil) among others orchestras in the USA and Brazil. An active chamber musician, Lucas was a founding member of many chamber groups including Trombones SA, Fine Brass, and Impact Brass Quintet. He was also a member of the Bell Street Four, North Texas Trombone Consortium and recently joined the Ohio Brass. His playing can be heard in many commercial recordings through labels such as GIA, Biscoito Classico, Trama e Tratore Music.
Lucas Borges has performed many national and international conventions such as the International Trombone Festival in South America (2007), Texas Music Educator Association Convention (2013), Big Twelve Trombone Conference (2014/15), International Trumpet Guild Conference (2015), and Trombone SA International Seminar (2011). He has toured with a variety of chamber groups, orchestras, and popular ensembles through out South, Central and North Americas as well as performed under many renowned conductors including Kurt Masur, Luis Biava, Eugene Corporon and Giancarlo Guerrero. He has performed solo recitals and given master classes in music schools nationally and abroad, including Marshall University, University of Central Arkansas, and Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (México).
Lucas Borges has been fortunate to receive instructions many world-class brass players, but his main teachers are Paulo Roberto da Silva, Dr. Carlos Eduardo Mello, Peter Ellefson, Vern Kagarice and Tony Baker. On his spare time, Lucas enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as relatives and friends.