Guitarist, composer and arranger, Douglas Fonseca has a master’s degree in “Studio/Jazz Writing” from University of Miami (USA) and undergrad degree in music from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Fonseca works as composer/producer for concert, film and TV music, and as Brazilian instrumental music guitarist.

His compositions have been performed and recorded by orchestras in USA, Europe and Brazil, including the Los Angeles Studio Orchestra, HMI Orchestra, Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra, “Jazz Sinfônica”, Brazilian wind Orchestra, among others.

Some of Fonseca’s awards are:

  • First National Competition of Arranging for Wind Ensemble (Tatuí-2001)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (Nova York-2002)
  • ApArtes (Brasilia-2002)
  • Henry Mancini Institute (Los Angeles-2003)
  • Downbeat Magazine Student Award (Miami-2003)
  • Ascap Film Scoring Workshop (Los Angeles-2004)