Guilherme Feitosa de Almeida
Lecturer in Musical Theatre and Collaborative Pianist
Brazilian born Guilherme Almeida is an active music director, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, conductor, organist, harpsichordist, composer, and educator in the Musical Theatre, Opera, and Classical Music, and Global Music worlds. Since 2011 Mr. Almeida has served as Lecturer in Musical Theatre and Collaborative Pianist at Baylor University.
Mr. Almeida received his musical and pianistic education first at the celebrated Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas - Goiânia, under the guidance of Estércio Marquez Cunha, Martha Martins, and Maria Lúcia Roriz. He later attended the Seminário Teológico Batista do Norte do Brasil - Recife, under the guidance of Ralph Manuel and Charlotte Greenhaw, and lastly at the School of Music at Baylor University under the guidance of Krassimira Jordan. Mentors include Günther Bauer (Piano, Composition, Chamber Music, Organ, Continuo), Jann Cosart (Early Music Performance), Ângela Barra and Michael Johnson (Opera Production), Apolônio Ataíde and Joana Azevêdo (Conducting).
His conducting debut occurred in 2001 (Joseph Haydn’s Zwölf Deutsche Tänze and Nair Roméro de Mattos’ Brazilian Folk Songs), leading the Chamber Orchestra at Escola Batista de Música e Artes - Goiânia. He has music directed and performed many premieres including Estércio Marquez Cunha’s O Guarda Noite, and Kooman and Dimond’s Dani Girl. As recitalist he crafted acclaimed performances with singers Marília Álvares, Michael and Teri Johnson, and Amarílis de Rebuá. Recital highlights include Poesia e Piano, liederabend sponsored by the General Consulate of Germany in Recife; Flemish and French Trombone Music, with Alexandre Magno; Four Hand Piano Recital, Andréia da Costa Carvalho.
Guilherme is an ordained Baptist minister and has served in Christian base-communities of Northeast Brazil as pastoral musician and liturgist, with a 15-year experience in the pastoral practices of Liberation Theology. Highlights of his international academic and ministerial experience include Brazil (Goiás Baptist Theological Seminary), Greece (PORTA – the Albanian House in Athens, and the Second Greek Evangelical Church in Athens), India (Christ University, CMI), Thailand (Baptist World Alliance, Commission on Baptist Worship and Spirituality), and the USA (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Baptist General Convention of Texas). His current research involves character study of social identities, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Ethnodoxology.
Guilherme is currently represented by the Harwood Management Group, Inc.