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Fagner Magrinelli Rocha, D.M.A.

Dr. Fagner Magrinelli Rocha is Assistant Professor of Music at Angelo State University where he teaches violin and viola and directs the ASU Symphony and Concho Valley Youth Orchestras. Before his appointment at ASU, Dr. Rocha served as Assistant Professor of Violin at the Federal University of Alagoas in Maceió, Brazil. Dr. Rocha serves as concertmaster for the San Angelo Symphony, Big Spring Symphony and San Angelo Ballet.

A versatile musician, Dr. Rocha has appeared as a performer, conductor and clinician in concerts and festivals through South and North America, as well as in Europe. As an ensemble musician, Dr. Rocha has performed with several orchestras in the United States and Brazil. Dr. Rocha is a constant guest in Texas public schools having conducted multiple Honors, All-Region and Youth Orchestras around Texas. He has also published music and arrangements. His most recent project is the musical Lady of Agreda, a collaboration with composer Cynthia Jordan, premiered in the Queensbury Theatre in Houston, TX in 2020. 


Dr. Rocha holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin performance from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Violin Performance from the Texas Tech University. His major teachers include, Dr. Fredi Gierling, Prof. Hella Frank, Dr. Kirsten Yon and Prof. Annie Chalex-Boyle.

During the Summer, Dr. Rocha directs the ASU Music Camp, Hill Country Youth Orchestra Camp and teaches at the Opera Maya Festival in Mexico.

Dr. Rocha performs on a modern 2011 Luiz Amorim violin and a 1977 Garner Wilson bow.

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