Dr. Martha Placeres
Department of Music
DMA Texas Tech University
MMME The University of Texas at Brownsville
BM Puebla State Conservatory (Mexico)
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from Mexico, Martha Placeres serves as String Studies and Symphony Orchestra
Director at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She has a Bachelors Degree
from the Puebla State Conservatory of Music in Violin Performance, a Masters
Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Brownsville and a
Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from Texas Tech University.
music educator advocate, Dr. Placeres created and developed the string and
orchestra programs at the University of Texas at Brownsville where she
currently teaches instrumental conducting, violin and viola and conducts the
UTB Symphony and String Orchestras. She has also been involved in bringing
string education to the city of Brownsville by founding the UTB String Project
which led to the creation of the Brownsville SMART Orchestra and Skinner
Elementary String Project. She is an active clinician for the Texas Music
Educators Association Orchestra Division in Regions 28 and 15.
Placeres was given an Award in November 2008 as “Woman of the Year in the Arts”
in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The Award “Carmen Serdán Alatriste” is only
given to women from Puebla who have an outstanding career and have contributed
to the culture in the State.
conductor, Dr. Placeres has being featured with different orchestras in Mexico
such as the Puebla State Conservatory of Music Youth Symphony, Puebla State Symphony
Orchestra and University of Tamaulipas Symphony Orchestra as well as the Texas
Tech University Symphony and String Orchestras. Dr. Placeres was recently
invited to conduct the Camerata Angelopolitana in Italy and the Lustenau
Sinfonietta in Austria.
“The violin soloist, Ms. Placeres, is so talented”