Rodrigo Lara Alonso holds degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and postgraduate degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Indiana University Bloomington. 

Rodrigo has extensive experience conducting guitar ensembles and is the founder and executive director of Sicarú. His recordings México de mis sueños (Orquesta de Guitarras Néstor Castañeda), and ¡Candombe! (Sicarú) are available on the Tempus Clásico label. He is currently working on his dissertation as part of a Ph.D. degree in Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi. 


Rodrigo joined the faculty of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society Education Program in Fall 2019 after being selected through a national search. In addition to his work as a full-time guitar instructor, Rodrigo serves as the Latinx Community Liaison for CCGS. Rodrigo is currently the director of the Cleveland Youth Guitar Orchestra.

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