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Lucas Borges, D.MA.

  • Associate Professor of Trombone

Areas of Expertise

Expert Bio

Lucas Borges is an assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University and holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Texas (UNT), Master’s degree from Indiana University and Bachelor’s degree from  Universidade de Brasilia  (Brazil).

Before his appointment at OHIO, Dr. Borges served as a teaching fellow at UNT for four years and maintained a private studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was also previously a 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 Múica Erudita de Piracicaba  (2011),  35o Curso Internacional de Verão da Escola de Música de Brasília  (2013), and  XXV   Festival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antigua  (2014) in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.    

Dr. Borges was a member of the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmônica de Brasília, and guest musician with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Indiana), West Virginia Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony, and  Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional (Brazil) among others orchestras in the USA and Brazil. An active chamber musician, Dr. Borges 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 and North Texas Trombone Consortium. Currently, Dr. Borges is a member of OhioBrass (OHIO Faculty Brass Quintet), Ohio Trombone Quartet and 3Basso Low Brass Trio. His playing can be heard in many commercial recordings through labels such as GIA, Biscoito Classico, Trama, and Tratore Music. Dr. Borges recently performed the première recording of Dana Wilson’s  Concerto for Trombone, which was released in late 2016.      

Borges has performed at many national and international conventions such as the International Trombone Festival, Texas Music Educator Association Convention, Big Twelve Trombone Conference, International Trumpet Guild Conference, and TCU Trombone Summit (2016). He has toured with a variety of chamber groups, orchestras, and popular ensembles though out South, Central and North. He has performed solo recitals and given master classes in music schools nationally and abroad, including, University of Central Arkansas, Missouri State, Ohio State and West Virginia Universities, as well as Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes  (México). Borges is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist.

Borges has been fortunate to receive instruction from many world-class brass players, however his primary mentors are Paulo Roberto da Silva, Dr. Carlos Eduardo Mello, Wagner Polistchuck, Peter Ellefson, Vern Kagarice and Tony Baker. 

Expertise at a Glance

Borges is an expert on the trombone, brass instruments and Brazilian music. He has performed in several international festivals on the trombone and been a member of numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles.