Juan Eduardo Basualdo
Juan Basualdo is founder and principal of Adventist Bilingual School in Smithfield, North Carolina, a school that specializes in music, Bible, and physical education. He has taught music for 25 years, 22 of those in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Central and South America.
A 1983 B.Mus. with an emphasis in percussion graduate of River Plate University (Universidad Adventista del Plata) in Argentina, Basualdo started teaching music and Bible there the following year. After six years at RPU, he taught for five years at Florida Institute Adventist during which time he completed a B.Mus. in higher orchestral conducting at the Municipal Conservatory of Music, "Manuel de Falla," in Buenos Aires.
Basualdo then returned to RPU, where he directed the band and orchestra and served as director of the music department from 1995 to 2000. He also continued his study in theology during this time, completing a bachelor's degree at the school's Latin America Adventist Seminar of Theology in 2000.
At that time, Basualdo was hired to teach music and Bible at the University of Montemorelos, where he directed the band and orchestra and coordinated music theory instruction for the next six years. He completed an M.Mus. in education at Andrews University in 2007 and established ABS that fall.
Sources: Resume provided by Juan Basualdo, 2009.