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About Wilker Augusto

Wilker Augusto Da Silva
Wilker Augusto
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Glendora, CA
Speaks: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting - Azusa Pacific University Artist Certificat in French Horn Performance - Azusa Pacific University Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance - Federal University of Paraíba / Brazil
Performance Experience: As French Horn Player performed in some professional orchestras in Brazil as Paraiba Symphony Orchestra, Paraiba Youth Symphony Orchestra, Joao Pessoa Chamber Orchestra, and Federal University of Paraiba Symphony Orchestra. In the United States played with some groups as Orange County Symphony Orchestra, Yellow River Orchestra, and Numi Opera Theatre
Teaching Experience: Worked as a Band Director in Brazil for more than 15 years teaching music theory, Brass Technique, Percussion fundamentals, and conducting. Worked as French Horn teacher in two social projects with students from different social backgrounds. Worked as French Horn teacher and Brass Instructor, Goddard Middle School, Sandburg Middle School, Workman High School, and Duarte High School. Also, worked as an Assistant Band Director at Glendora High School and Los Osos High School.
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is based on the compromise that the learning process needs to have the student at the center as an equal partner during the classes, always having meaningful participation during this process. Each student needs to be approached and identified using a simple but perfect method of teaching. As a teacher, I can transfer my experience and enthusiasm for music to the students, helping them to compromise with the learning process, engaging with the musical journey and service.

Get to know Wilker Augusto

Wilker Augusto, born in Brazil, launched his music career by participating in marching bands in his state of Paraíba. Recognizing his passion for music, he went on to attend the Federal University of Paraíba where he completed his Bachelor of Music in French Horn Performance. also received the prestigious Laurel of Academic Excellence Award.

Wilker has attended both national and international music festivals for both French Horn and Conducting, where he was fortunate to study with distinguished instructors such as Sandoval Moreno, Stanley F. Michalski, John Grant, Albert Nguyen, Carl Collin and John Robert Marr. Additionally, Wilker has studied orchestral conducting with Luiz Carlos Durier, Lanfranco Marcelletti, Rafael Palace Luz, Emilio Caesar, Marcos Arakaki and Isaac Karabtchevsky, Maurice Perez, Cristopher Zimmerman and Catherin Larsen-Maguire. Since 2001, Wilker has served as music director for several marching bands, many of which have won awards like “Best Band” with he himself winning “Best Conductor”. In 2012,  Wilker was the recipient of the “Young Orchestral Conductor” award at the International Music Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Brazil.

In 2013, Wilker travelled to the United States to participate in the Madeline Island Chamber Music Camp and to volunteer with the Drum Corps International World Class Champions, The Cadets. Wilker returned to the United States in 2016 to complete an Artist Certificate in French Horn Performance at Azusa Pacific University with the renowned teacher James Thatcher. During his time here in the states, he worked as the Assistant Director for Glendora High School Tartan Band and Pageantry, directed the World Music Symphony Orchestra from the Azusa Conservatory of Music, was a Tour Assistant Director for The Cadets Drum and Bugle corps, Brass Instructor to Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, and with many organizations as an applied French Horn teacher and Brass instructor. Wilker had the honor of finishing his Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. John Burdett at Azusa Pacific University in 2020.

Wilker Augusto teaches at:
848 S Grand Ave
Glendora, CA 91740
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