Mark   Ramirez

Professor  

Phone: (956) 665-8762
Email: mark.ramirez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Mark Ramirez

Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez is Associate Director of the School of Music, Associate Professor of Percussion at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Percussion Institute. As an artist, Mark has performed and collaborated under the direction of some of the leading musical authorities in the field of composition, including Pulitzer Prize-winning composers John Corigliano, David Del Tredici and William Bolcom and Prix de Rome recipient Kevin Puts. He has performed with internationally acclaimed jazz and classical artists Ernie Watts, Eddie Daniels, Greg Abate, Jeff Jarvis, Dick Oats, Steve Wiest, Gordon Stout, Phil Smith, and performed as a guest Soloist with the Rio Grande Valley Symphony Orchestra. As a scholar, Dr. Ramírez has received invitations to present and perform at the International Conference on Caribbean Studies, the Southwestern Conference on Latin American Studies, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. In addition, Dr. Ramírez was awarded a 2008-2009 Faculty Fellowship from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and the 2015 Kerspit Artist in Residency Fellowship in Gent, Belgium.







Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Mark Ramirez. 2014 KERSPIT X,Y- Artist Residency Award, Gent, Belgium: Fall, KERSPIT and The Flemish Commission VUB, $2,200.00 (April 2015 - July 2015)

  • Mark Ramirez. 2008 Faculty Fellow, Awarded an American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Faculty Fellowship, March, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, $3,000.00 (March 2008 - March 2008)



Selected Presentations


  • Mark Ramirez. "2017 University of Aberdeen, Scotland and International Percussion Institute Seminar Presentation, Bridging the gap between practice and performance through process: Summer," International Percussion Institute Seminar, International Percussion Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland (August 2017)

  • Mark Ramirez. "Drumset Modalities and Voicings," 2016 University of Aberdeen, Scotland and International Percussion Institute Seminar , Aberdeen, Scotland (July 2016)

  • Mark Ramirez. "Artistic Process: Creating, Developing, and Implementing," 2016 UTRGV Faculty Artist and Student Residency at Western Oregon University Department of Music, Academic Excellence Showcase: Summer, Western Oregon University Department of Music, Monmouth, Oregon (May 2016)

  • Mark Ramirez. "Artistic Process and Meta-Process," 2011 Lecture Recital International Museum of Arts and Sciences (IMAS) in collaboration with Fulbright SIR Scholar Mark Cloet: Fall, International Museum of Science and Art, McAllen, TX (October 2011)

  • Mark Ramirez. "The Clave Matrix: Exploring the Rhythmic Modalities of Afro-Latino Centric Secular Music Rumba: yambú, guaguancó, columbia," 2009 Presenter, Southwestern Conference On Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) Dominican Republic, March, Southwestern Conference On Latin American Studies (SCOLAS), Dominican Republic (March 2009)

  • Mark Ramirez. "Faculty Life: Faculty as Scholars, Instructors, and Mentors March," 2008 Presenter, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Faculty Life: Faculty as Scholars, Instructors, and Mentors March, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Miami, Florida (March 2008)

  • Mark Ramirez. "Afro-Latino Centric Music," 2008 Presenter, Hawaii International Conference of the Arts and Humanities, Afro-Latino Centric Music, January, Hawaii International Conference of the Arts and Humanities, Hawaii (January 2008)

  • Mark Ramirez. "The Clave Matrix: Exploring the Rhythmic Modalities of Afro-Latino Centric Secular Music Rumba: guaguancó, yambú, Columbia," 2006 Lecturer, Research presentation entitled The Clave Matrix: Exploring the Rhythmic Modalities of Afro-Latino Centric Secular Music Rumba: guaguancó, yambú, Columbia at The International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November, The International Conference on Caribbean Studies, South Padre Island (November 2006)

  • Mark Ramirez. "The Clave Matrix: Exploring the Rhythmic Modalities of Afro-Latino Centric Secular Music Rumba: guaguancó, yambú, columbia," 2006 Presenter, Research poster presentation entitled The Clave Matrix: Exploring the Rhythmic Modalities of Afro-Latino Centric Secular Music Rumba: guaguancó, yambú, columbia at The Percussive Arts Society International Conference, November, The Percussive Arts Society International Conference, Austin, TX (November 2006)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 International Percussion Institute Call for Scores Peer Review Panel: submissions reviewed from Sweden, Russian, Portugal, Italy, England, Scotland, Israel, Taiwan, Argentina, and the US," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Aberdeen, Scotland (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 International Percussion Institute Marimba Competition Peer Review Panel for the preliminary and semifinal round: Submissions reviewed from Austria, Belgium, Argentina, Scotland, Copenhagen and the US," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Aberdeen, Scotland UK (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 University of Aberdeen, Scotland and International Percussion Institute Faculty Residency Concert featuring Dr. Thomas Burritt of the University of Texas at Austin, Jonathan Ovalle of the University of Michigan, Dr. Chris Whyte of Portland State University, and Lisa Nicol of the University of Aberdeen," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Aberdeen, Scotland (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 International Percussion Institute Marimba Competition Peer Review Panel for the Final round: Submissions reviewed from Austria, Scotland, Copenhagen and the US," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Aberdeen, Scotland (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 Lecture Recital Western Washington University - Composition and Performance: What is your Muse and How to develop it? ," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Bellingham, Washington US (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 Lecture Recital The University of Oregon - Stravinsky’s Cat versus the Interpreter: The Creator and The Interpreter Traduttore, Traditore?," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Eugene, Oregon US (2018)

  • Mark Ramírez. "2018 Lecture Recital Portland State University - From the Practice Room to the Concert Hall - Bridging the Gap: Exploring cognitive strategies ranging from centering, mindfulness, visualization, and mapping pathways to proprioception and kinesthetic awareness: Summer," Dr. Mark Joseph Ramírez. Portland, Oregon US (2018)

  • Mark Ramirez. "2017 International Percussion Institute Marimba Competition Peer Review panel for the preliminary, semifinal, and final round," Aberdeen, Scotland JK (2017)

  • Mark Ramirez. "2017 University of Aberdeen, Scotland and International Percussion Institute Faculty Residency Concert entitled, Kaleidoscopic featuring Dr. Thomas Burritt of the University of Texas at Austin, Jonathan Ovalle of the University of Michigan, Dr. Chris Whyte of Western Oregon University, and Lisa Nicol of the University of Aberdeen," Aberdeen, Scotland UK (2017)

  • Mark Ramirez. "2017 University of Aberdeen, Scotland and International Percussion Institute Faculty Residency: Summer," (2017)

Current Courses

MUSI 6199 02 - Solo Recital:
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MUSI 3122 02 - Supervised Applied Teachng III:
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MUAP 6235 01 - Applied Percussion:
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MUAP 4260 01 - Applied Percussion VIII:
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MUSI 1188 02 - Percussion Methods:
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MUAP 1210 01 - Applied Percussion I:
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MUEN 1136 01 - Chamber Music for Percussion:
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MUAP 3260 01 - Applied Percussion VI:
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MUEN 6136 01 - Chamber Music for Percussion:
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MUAP 1260 01 - Applied Percussion II:
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MUEN 1136 01 - Chamber Music for Percussion:
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MUAP 4210 01 - Applied Percussion VII:
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MUAP 2260 01 - Applied Percussion IV:
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MUEN 3136 01 - Chamber Music for Percussion:
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MUAP 6235 01 - Applied Percussion:
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MUSI 3120 02 - Supervised Applied Teaching I:
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MUSI 4299 12 - Senior Recital/Capstone:
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MUAP 2210 01 - Applied Percussion III:
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MUSI 3299 08 - Junior Recital:
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MUAP 3210 01 - Applied Percussion V:
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MUAP 4210 01 - Applied Percussion VII:
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MUAP 3210 01 - Applied Percussion V:
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MUAP 2260 01 - Applied Percussion IV:
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MUSI 3121 02 - Supervised Applied Teaching II:
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MUAP 1210 01 - Applied Percussion I:
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MUSI 3123 03 - Supervised Applied Teaching IV:
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MUAP 3260 01 - Applied Percussion VI:
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MUEN 3136 01 - Chamber Music for Percussion:
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