Ruben Balboa

Ruben Balboa currently serves on faculty at Concordia University Texas and is the Assistant Director of the award-winning University of Texas at Austin String Project. Balboa is often invited to be a guest clinician for schools, orchestras, and string education programs. He has presented at the Best Practices Teaching Sessions at the National String Project Consortium, given a masterclass for the AVS Festival and 47th International Viola Congress, and this Spring, he will present at the American String Teachers National Conference.

One of Balboa’s biggest joys is presenting recitals of works for viola, voice, and piano with his wife, Samantha. The couple has presented lesser-known works for this configuration at the 2021 AVS Festival and continues to search for and commission new works for them to share with audiences. Balboa is a member of the AVS board, serving as the chair of the Education Committee and co-chair of the Access, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee.