Mr. Erik Cavazos

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Bachelor of Music- Music Studies Texas Teacher Certification: K-12 Music

Mr. Erik Cavazos

I graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a bachelor's degree in music education and a certificate of performance in violin- my primary instrument. While an undergraduate student, I studied violin with Dr. Stephanie Westney, viola with Allyson Dawkins, cello with Ken Freudigman, bass with Steven Zeserman and pedagogy with Dr. Kristen Pellegrino. As a college student, I performed with the UTSA Symphony Orchestra, the UTSA Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Incarnate Word. During summers, I traveled to participate in festival orchestras in Hot Springs, Arkansas and a tour in Italy as soloist for the Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, including performances in Venice, Rome and Florence.
Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as part of the Music Education program.  

I am now in my fifth year directing the orchestras at Tejeda Middle School and I am excited to experience the growth of our students and fine orchestra program. 

In addition to directing the orchestras at Tejeda, I also am the director of the UTSA String Project Orchestra Summer Camp held at UTSA.

Since 2016, I have served on the Education Committee as the Summer Education Coordinator with the Classical Music Institute (CMI) of San Antonio- a non profit organization that brings world class artist instructors to teach orchestra students in Bexar County. 

​Beginning in 2018, I also will join the conducting staff with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio as the Sinfonietta Orchestra conductor. 

Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Fraternity. 

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Class Schedule

  • First Period: 6th Grade Violins (8:25 AM - 9:15 AM)
    Second Period: 6th Grade Violas (9:20 AM - 10:05 AM)
    Third Period: Symphony Orchestra (10:10 AM - 10:55 AM)
    Fourth Period: Conference (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
    Fifth Period: 6th Grade Cello/Bass (12:20 PM - 1:05 PM)
    Sixth Period: Honor Orchestra (1:10 PM - 1:55 PM)
    Seventh/Eighth Period: Travel to Elementary School/5th Grade Strings