Duo Cuentista is a duo I formed in 2011 with Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, the Assistant Professor of Oboe at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. We have explored a wide variety of oboe and percussion literature in that time, giving a full recital on campus, performing at a CMS Regional Conference, and performing at the Double Reed Society International Conference. We have performed at double reed camps in the Rio Grande Valley, for the Kingsville Music Club, and on various recitals on campus. Duo Cuentista has also commissioned three pieces in this time, including Adagio for Oboe and Marimba by Ryan Laney.
The Nic Sabala Band is a blues band I play with. It is Nic Sabala on guitar/vocals and Damian Diaz on bass. We play at The Office in Kingsville to a small but devoted following.
I have a new project called A Collection from Two Worlds that Johnny de la Cruz is putting together. He's put together a group of faculty and students and has been working on transcriptions this summer. We are planning a recital for the fall of 2015. Stay tuned for more details!