Welson Tremura (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida where he has developed and directs the guitar and vocal ensembles specializing in ethnomusicology (folk religion, technology, and interdisciplinary projects) and world music. He has also created media and used the Internet and technology to promote performance connecting distant people through music. Dr. Tremura teaches courses in ethnomusicology, Latin America, and Brazilian topics, coordinates the world music ensembles and artist-in-residencies through the College of the Arts. Dr. Tremura publication “Brazilian Folia de Reis: With An Open Heart: A Spiritual Journey Through Song” is available in paperback throughout several publishing sites. Dr. Tremura is a graduate academic advisor and collaborates with several units through the University of Florida, including the School of Theater and Dance, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, and Academic Technology to create and develop Latin American arts linkages in local, state, national and international arenas for research and performance. Dr. Tremura maintains an active performance schedule and has been involved in productions and interdisciplinary projects in Brazil, the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and China. Dr. Tremura coordinates the world music ensembles, is a member of the Alachua Guitar Quartet, is the Co-Director for Jacaré Brazil (Brazilian music ensemble), and is the Director for the Brazilian Music Institute at the University of Florida.