Ricardo Chaves

Adjunct Lecturer in Saxophone
School of Music
One Bear Place
Baylor University
Waco TX 76798-7408
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Phone: (254) 710-1565
Fax: (254) 710-3574

Ricardo Chaves has been Adjunct Lecturer in Saxophone at Baylor University since 2012. A native of Costa Rica, he began playing the saxophone at the age of twelve in his hometown music school of Paraíso, Cartago. He graduated with honors from both the University of Costa Rica (BM) and Baylor University (MM). His saxophone professors include Carlos Bonilla, Harold Guillén, Pablo Sandí, Dr. Javier Valerio, and Dr. Michael Jacobson. Ricardo was a founding member of the Insaxus saxophone quartet, which remained active between 2005-2010 in Costa Rica. He has taught saxophone, music theory, and music appreciation at several community music schools in Costa Rica. He has performed in the classical, contemporary, folk, pop, jazz, and Latin music genres. Mr. Chaves has participated in music festivals in Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, Portugal, and Spain. He currently lives in Austin, Texas and continues to be active as a music educator, clinician, and performer.