Violin Student Victor Flores was accepted into the prestigious Dorothy DeLay Violin Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in New York (May 2013).
Martha Placeres, Director of the UTB Orchestra, performed with Camerata del Conservatorio de Puebla (Mexico) at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg (MS), Gulfport (MS) and New Orleans (LA) in September 2012. Other performances included a recital and master class with UTB Faculty at the Escuela Superior de Musica in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico (November 2012), and a concert with the Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra in Houston (May 2013). She also guest conducted the Camerata del Conservatorio Italy Tour in the city of Milan (May 2013) featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Finzi, Bach, Vivaldi, Piazzola and Moncayo. Ms. Placeres has been invited to conduct the All-Region 28 High School Orchestra in Fall 2013.
Dr. Katherine Geeseman, Assistant Professor of Music and cellist with ensemble Enhake, traveled to the Chapel Hill International Chamber Music Workshop and the OK Mozart! Festival for performances and coaching in June 2013. Dr. Geeseman also performed and presented at the College Music Society’s International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina in June 2013. Her presentation focused on arranging music of Latin and South America for classical ensembles of all levels from beginning to professional.