I currently hold my Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a minor study of Criminal Justice.  I studied Classical Saxophone Performance at Texas State for four semesters under the direction of two excellent saxophone instructors.  College inspired me to perform my saxophone professionally and tutor saxophone lessons.  Composing is my other passion, and I am trying to get my foot in the door in hopes of getting "my big break!"  Film scoring is an option, one I hope to pursue someday.   My best friend, Chris Fuentes, works in the film industry, and he could introduce me to film directors to work with.  I would love to job shadow and volunteer in the sound recording industry and possibly work as a sound engineering technician.  I hope to volunteer as a music therapist and play in nursing homes.  I might perform in San Marcos downtown at the San Marcos Farmer's Market on Saturdays, and gain more performance experience.  These are tentative plans and are subject to change.  

As for my future education, if I decide to pursue my master's degree, it will be in Music Composition.  I would attend either Texas State University or Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas to earn my master's and possibly my Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition.  However, it is likely that I might just live locally and attend graduate school nearby.  This is a very tentative plan, but I really want to pursue my master's degree.

I have perfect pitch hearing in music, which made it easier for me to start learning music as a child.  I started composing music at an early age and ended up learning many instruments, which include the harmonica, soprano recorder and saxophone.  My secondary instruments are the piano, bass clarinet and some percussion.  I have also experimented with the violin and some brass instruments, such as the trumpet and trombone.  I started playing the saxophone in the sixth grade and continued through college, winning many awards.  I ranked at the state level in high school with a solo that I performed.  I also performed in the Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA) 5A Region XII Concert Band my sophomore, junior and senior years of high school on alto saxophone.  This was a huge accomplishment in Seguin High School band history, since no other saxophonist in Seguin band history had ever made this band!

I performed in Texas State's concert band, marching band, men's choir, and saxophone quartet, along with my SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and men's church choir.  I composed for my church's men's choir.  I composed a piece of music for alto saxophone and piano, and it was performed at a National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA) convention on March 25, 2011.  I wrote a string quartet piece in 2011 and had it performed at Texas State University on April 13, 2014.  I wrote a piece for saxophone quartet in 2009 and had it performed at Texas State University on April 22, 2015.   I am a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).  I was a member of NACUSA for one year, a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association for one year and a member of the Texas State Alumni Association for one year.  

Learn more about me in this Youtube Video.

The Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini

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