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Classical guitarist DOUGLAS RUBIO has performed throughout the United States as a solo recitalist and chamber musician, and as a featured concerto soloist. His Avalon Guitar Duo won First Prize in the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Duo Guitar Competition, and is featured on the compact disc GFA Winners Circle 1982-1993. Dr. Rubio performs frequently with flutist Jill Rubio as The Rubio Duo. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Irvine, and holds both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in classical guitar performance from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where he studied with Spanish virtuoso Pepe Romero. Prior to moving to upstate New York, Rubio directed a very successful guitar program at Illinois State University.