Marija Temo (mt)

Marija Temo, described as a “triple threat,” is widely recognized as a virtuoso classical/flamenco guitarist, flamenco vocalist, conductor, and dancer.  She has come into her own combining her flamenco and classical abilities.

 

Ms. Temo is a flamenco guitar accompanist and featured singer for flamenco artists and dance companies throughout the US, and has both performed as a flamenco dance soloist with symphony orchestras as well as incorporated flamenco dance with her singing with different dance companies. Featured highlights include “Sobre Las Olas” (documentary history of flamenco arts in the US), as well as guest artist for Ensemble Espanol’s 40th American Spanish Dance & Music Festival in Chicago.

 

In addition, Ms. Temo is known for her educational programs, “Flamenco Amazement” and her “Flamenco Communication” Workshop for guitarists, singers, and dancers combined, [featured for 10 years in the International Festival Flamenco at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and reviewed in magazines such as Flamenco USA, Flamenco International (London, England), and Dance Magazine].

 

Ms. Temo received her Masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music student of Manuel Barrueco, and her Bachelors degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, student of Loris Chobanian. Ms. Temo’s mentors in flamenco are Teo Morca and Manolo Leiva. Currently, Ms. Temo is Guitar Chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, offering flamenco and classical guitar classes, and to the bilingual inner city schools. In addition, Ms. Temo offers flamenco dance classes for children and adults, and private instruction on Skype. For further information, see her website.