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Camilo Vasquez

cello

Camilo Vasquez is a sophomore at the University of North Texas College of Music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance as part of the cello studio of Professor Nikola Ruzevic. Accolades include scholarships to the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2019 and 2020, second place in the 2020/2021 Castro Concerto Competition with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and first-place winner of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition in 2021.

Camilo graduated magna cum laude from Bosque School in 2021. His music education started in elementary school with violin and piano lessons. Then he switched to cello with instructor Leslie Alperin. Throughout high school, Vasquez studied with renowned cellist Joel Becktell. He was also in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony program for five years, the AYS chamber music program, the Bosque Serenata strings ensemble, and the Bosque Cantate choir, plus he participated in the New Mexico All-State Music Festival each year. 

Camilo enjoys playing in chamber groups when not playing orchestral and solo repertoire. Some of his favorite memories from his time with AYS are the Christmas concerts, playing with Opera Southwest, and the amazing teachers, conductors, and friends he made during the AYS chamber music performances and gigs. His goal is to continue his studies to be able to give back to his community through music in different ways

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Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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One-year position ++
Half-year position +++