BIO

Agustín Faundez Rojas is a Musician, Artist, and Educator who focuses on interdisciplinary methods of musical exploration. His works as an educator, therapist, and in musical collaborations inform his diverse views of the musical and creative system leading him to work under a person-centered, interpersonal lens.

Agustin holds a Bachelor's of Science in Music, Music Therapy & Psychology, from the State University of New York at Fredonia, United States, and a Masters of Music in Jazz Drums from the Hogeschoool Voor De Kunsten Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Creative musical exploration and collaboration are important aspects of Agustín's career, which have led him to work in diverse performance experiences including Hache Collective, Utrecht Young Orchestra, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, Kitchen Noise, Parrot Dream, and more recently in his emerging transdisciplinary collective Fire is Scary Collective, and the indie rock band Moon Vessel.

Likewise, as an educator and facilitator of master classes, Agustín has been invited to work as a visiting professor at institutions such as the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the University of Chile, the University of Talca, the Catholic University of Temuco, and internationally at institutions such as the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste de Switzerland, Campus Gegenwart in Germany, and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht MAFA Program in the Netherlands.

Agustín is sponsored by Agner-Drumsticks of Switzerland and is the representative of Rudimental Drumming of Chile in the International Society of Rudimental Drumming, SIRD.