homel Prices & Ordering for:USA or Internationall faq'sltestimonialslabout ricolfingernail philosophylcontact

Curriculum Vitae

Born Richard Dwight Stover in Clinton, Iowa, September 11, 1945. Resided in California since infancy. Has lived in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, Spain, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela; has traveled extensively throughout Latin America.

California State University at Fresno, 1964-1966
University of Madrid, Spain, 1966-1967
University of California at Santa Cruz, 1972-1975
Has studied classic guitar with Ako Ito, José Tomás, Jorge Fresno, Manuel Lopez Ramos,
Jose Rey de la Torre, Guy Horn, Leo Brouwer and Jorge Morel.

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Ethnomusicology, Merrill College,
University of California at Santa Cruz, 1975.

Associate in Music, UC Santa Cruz, 1975-79 (Instructor of classic guitar)
Visiting Lecturer, Merrill College, UC Santa Cruz, 1975-78 (survey course of Latin American music)
Associate in Music, California State University at Northridge, 1980-82
(Instructor of classic guitar)
House guitarist, Mauna Lani Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala, Hawaii, 1983-89
Guitar Instructor, Guanacaste Etapa Básica, University of Costa Rica, 1994-95
Guitarist at Palmas del Mar Resort, El Conquistador Hotel, Westin Rio Mar,
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hyatt Dorado, Puerto Rico 1995 – 2001

Southern Journey Querico CD 20012
Hawaiian Classics for Guitar Virtuoso Pacific 1088
Latin American Guitar Guide Mel Bay Publications MB95478BCD
Barrios Volume 1 Mel Bay Publications MB96705BCD
Bella Música de la Guitarra/Beautiful Music of the Guitar Musication CD 2001
Barrios’ Greatest Hits Volume 1 (producer) Querico Publications CD

Has appeared as a featured artist at guitar festivals, universities and seminars in the United States, Canada, England, Paraguay, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Has been a featured artist at Guitar ‘78 in Toronto, the Carmel Classic Guitar Festival (1977-78); Guitar Foundation of America Seminar, Denver (1982); Fresno Guitar Festival (1989); Guitar Foundation of America Seminar, Miami (1991), International Guitar Festival, Costa Rica (1993), Mangoré Festival, El Salvador (1993-94); Portland Guitar Festival (1994); Guitar Festival of Great Britain (1994); Festival Agustín Barrios, Paraguay (1994); International Guitar Festival, Puerto Rico(1998); CAAS Convention, Nashville (1999, 2000); Healdsburg Guitar Festival, 2000; X Encuentro Antonio Lauro, Venezuela (2001); South Bay Guitar Society, with Ramon Romero, San Jose, CA, 2002; GFA Festival in Mérida, Mexico, 2003; Winter Guitar Festival, Ithaca College, 2004; Tributo a Mangoré, Paraguay, 2005; Semana Mangoreana, Paraguay, 2007.

Has lectured on “The History of the Classic Guitar”, “The Guitar in Latin America” and “The Life and Music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré” utilizing a multimedia format.

Grants and Fellowships

Fulbright Fellow to Paraguay for research on the life and music of Barrios Mangoré (1990-91)

Recipient of Individual Artist Grant, Fresno Arts Council (1991-93)

Fulbright Fellow to Venezuela for research/teaching/performance on the guitar (2002)

Television and Radio
Host of Latin American Guitar, KPFK Los Angeles, 1980-82
Original music featured on Fishing Tales, KGMB Honolulu, 1987-88
Host of Travesía Latinoamericana, KSJV Fresno, 1989-90

Music Publications:

Original Compositions (Querico Publications)

Fantasía Sudamericana for 2 guitars
Diferencias Americanas for solo guitar
Fiesta Paniola for solo guitar
Haole Shuffle for solo guitar
Cueca de Monte Rio for solo guitar

Orignal Didactic Works
The Classic Arpeggio Book, Guitar Solo Publications GSP-56
Latin American Gutiar Guide Book/CD Mel Bay Publications MB95478BCD

Editions of the Music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Warner Brothers Publications:
The Guitar Works of Barrios Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4
La Catedral; Three Paraguayan Dances; Cueca; Vals #3; Maxixe; Contemplación;
Un Sueño en la Floresta; Danza Paraguaya for 2 guitars; Estudio for 2 guitars.

Querico Publications:
Abrí la Puerta Mi China; Altair; Fabiniana; Variations on Tárrega’s Lágrima;
Variations on a Costa Rican Theme; Sargento Cabral; Tarantella; Two Preludes;
Vals Tropical; Zapateado Caribe for 3 gutiars; Capricho Arabe; Prelude Op. 28,
No. 4 (Chopin); Beginning Barrios

Mel Bay Publications:

Barrios in Tablature Volume 1 Book/CD
Barrios in Tablature Volume 2
The Complete Works of Barrios Volume 1 and 2

Six Silver Moonbeams: The Life and Times of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, GSP-210 Publications, 1992

Published Articles

“Guitar in Latin America” Guitar Player, Vol. 9, no. 7

“Report from Latin America” The Soundboard, Vol. 2, no. 1

“An Interview with Leo Brouwer” The Soundoard, Vol. 2, No. 4

“Alirio Diaz: Venezuelan Virtuoso” Creative Guitar International,Vol. 3, no. 2

“Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Forgotten Genius of the Guitar” il Fronimo, no. 20

“John Williams: Classical Virtuoso” Guitar Player, Vol. 11, no. 2

“Barrios: Early 20th Century Classical Master” Guitar Player, Vol. 12, no. 1

“Careers in Classical Guitar: Alternatives to the Segovian Tradition” Guiitar Player, Vol. 12, no. 4

“Agustin Barrios Mangoré” The Soundboard, Vol. 5, nos. 2 and 3

“Jorge Morel: South American Concert Artist” Frets, Vol. 1, no. 7

“Latin American Guitar Strums” Frets, Vol. 1, no. 10

“Guitarra Americana” The Soundboard, Vol. 9, nos. 2-3; Vol. 10, nos. 1-4; Vol. 11, nos. 1,2 & 4; Vol. 12, no. 1

“Latin American Guitar: A Growing Force” Guitar and Lute, Nos. 26-27

“The Miracle of Morel” Classical Guitar, Vol. 4, nos. 3 & 4

“Ginastera’s Sonata” Classical Guitar, Vol. 4, no. 8

“The Guitar in Iberoamerica” in Classical Guitar, Vol. 11, nos. 6, 8, 9, 10, 11;
Vol. 12, nos. 1, 6, 10; Vol. 13 nos. 1, 10, 12 and 9; Vol 14 no. 1, 2; pVol. 15 nos. 2 and 3; Vol. 16, no. 1, 3; Vol. 18, nos. 4 & 5 (ongoing column)

“The Life and Music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré” Guitar Review, Winter 1994; Spring, Summer, Winter 1995.

“The Guitar in Argentina Today” Guitar Review,Winter 1997.

“Playing the Guitar as a Livelihood: Resort Guitar” Classical Guitar, Vol. 17, #12.

“The Guitar in Puerto Rico” Classical Guitar, Vol. 18, Nos. 4 & 5.

“Barrios: Dispelling the Myths and Hearsay” Classical Guitar, Vol. 19, No. 3

“The Twelfth Alirio Diaz Competition” Classical Guitar, Vol. 19, No. 11

“A Trip to Venezuela” Classical Guitar, Vol 20, No. 8, pp. 48-51

“Raúl Borges and the Guitar in Venezuela”, (with Alejandro Bruzual), Soundboard, Vol. 30, No. 1

“The Music of Barrios”, Classical Guitar, Vol. 22, Nos. 8, 9, 10, 12; Vol. 23 Nos. 2, 3