Mr. Alisson Unglaub is a violinist in the final steps to become a Doctor in Musical Arts in Violin Performance at the Arizona State University. His violin studies began when he was eight years old at the Adventist University in São Paulo, Brazil. Latter on, upon his acceptance on the Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at the Santa Catarina State University (Brazil), he was ranked 1st place in the music department among the freshmen. While still on college he was concertmaster of the UNISUL String Orchestra and joined the orchestras Camerata Florianopolis and Filarmonia Santa Catarina as first violinist, also collaborating as concertmaster and soloist. In addition to performing with orchestras, chamber ensembles, concertmaster duties, and solo performances, he also has experience in different musical areas, such as music educator, choir director, violin and viola teacher, arranger, and music minister.
Mr. Unglaub was a recipient of many grants, scholarships, and assistantships both in Brazil and United States, including the Special Talent Award by the Arizona State University (ASU) where he also served as violin teaching assistant. His teaching experience includes a wide variety of ages and levels, ranging from three years old kids to college level students. With his deep interest in string pedagogy and motor learning skills, he has done a profound research joining these two areas in his doctoral dissertation. Furthermore, his passion about Christian ministry led him to found the Arcada String Quartet, a professional string quartet that, in addition to have highly accomplished musicians performing works from the classical repertoire, have also the goal of performing high-class arrangements of hymns and Christian music. Currently, besides playing with the Arcada String Quartet, he has been playing with the Arizona Broadway Theater, and teaches violin both privately and in music schools in the valley.