I am a San Antonio based music composer/arranger and performance artist dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Mexican–American music. I am a native Texan who has recorded, toured and performed in theatre musicals and music entertainment. I received a Bachelor’s in Community Studies and a Master’s in Education. Fusing my educational, theatrical, musical and grass-roots organizing skills I design music performance shows that center on the importance of intergenerational and cross-cultural understanding.
I am a collaborating artist at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin Texas where I created the Bronze Community Band Project; a program that is free and open to the public. The program is divided into four parts; music research, music instruction, ensemble rehearsal and performance.
I am also the artistic director/bandleader of the music ensemble The Bronze Band. Accompanied by The Bronze Band, I develop music presentations that reflect the history and influences of music by Mexican American musicians. I orchestrate and lead musicians to interpret the musical arrangements that follow the protocols of cultural integrity in modern music presentation.