Hendel Almétus joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific in 2014. He is a composer based in Northern California. His music has been performed and read by many prominent artists including soprano Tony Arnold, guitarist Magnus Andersson, and ensembles such as the Empyrean Ensemble, the Meridian Brass, the One Art Ensemble, the Wet Ink Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound. Rencontre from his Rêves Transcendants for soprano and chamber ensemble was featured on WQXR Classical radio station in 2013.
Dr. Almétus is a Margrit Mondavi fellow, and has held residency with the BAU Institute at Camargo in Cassis, France. He has attended the Freie Universität Berlin International Summer program and the Wellesley Composers Conference. He holds degrees from Houston Baptist University, The Eastman School of Music, as well as a PhD from the University of California in Davis. He has also taught at the University of California in Davis, Gavilan College, Woodland Community College, and Cosumnes River College.
In addition to his regular course assignments, Dr. Almetus coordinates Pacific Community Music School which provides music education to members of the local community.
BM, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX
MB, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
PhD, University of California, Davis