Dr. Onur Alakavuklar is a guitarist and music educator.
Onur Alakavuklar holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Guitar Performance with a Jazz-emphasized minor in Music Education from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Onur has claimed prizes in chamber music competitions and has performed with The Atlanta Opera, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, and various chamber music groups internationally. He has performed in Musical Theater bands, Jazz Bands and had solo recitals in Europe, Asia, and U.S.A.
During his doctoral studies at IU, Onur was an Associate Instructor for the Guitar Department and served on a team to organize and judge the IU International Guitar Festival and Competition. Onur has been teaching music professionally for more than a decade and has instructed students in Guitar, Piano, Guitar Composition and Jazz Arranging, Ukulele, Music Theory and Music History.
Onur holds a Master of Music degree from Texas State University and Bachelor of Music from Yasar University in Izmir/Turkey. In his free time, Onur works on music production and recording techniques, composes, and arranges novel classical and jazz guitar works.