Ph.D. Historical Musicology - UF
M.A. Music Ed - UCF
B.Mus. Jazz guitar - Rowan
Dr. Galván curates the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia - the world's largest circulating collection of orchestral performance sets.
A self-taught guitarist with a few violin lessons behind him, Dr. G grew up playing guitar and singing works by artists such as CSN(Y), Pink Floyd, and the Beatles. He studied guitar with Ahmet Sabri, jazz guitar with Perry Lopez and Joe Federico, and classical guitar with Joseph Mayes, Eladio Scharrón, and Welson Tremura. He has performed in Normandy at the Moulin d'Ande, and toured Florida with Jacaré Brazil.
The composer Stella Sung encouraged him to pursue musicology with David Z. Kushner at Florida. As a musicologist he has lectured around the world in cities such as Bangkok, Chicago, Granada, Honolulu, New York, Portland, San Antonio, and San Francisco. He has written extensively for Salem Press and produced 30 articles for Oxford Universi