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Martha Placeres

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      Dr.  Martha Placeres
      Department of Music


DMA    Texas Tech University
MMME The University of Texas at Brownsville
BM       Puebla State Conservatory (Mexico)


CV/VITAE: Dr. Placeres Vitae

Classes Taught:

Applied Violin
Symphony Orchestra
String Orchestra
Music Theory
Aural Skills

Joined UTB:


Area of specialty and responsibility:

Originally 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.
As a 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.
Dr. 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.
As a 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”
-Brownsville Herald




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