Cindy Bailey is a freelance flutist and teacher in San Antonio, TX. A decorated veteran, Ms. Bailey served as principal flute/piccolo of three United States Air Force Bands, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. As flutist in a woodwind quintet, concert band, or ceremonial band, she performed and taught throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia during her 21-year career.
Prior to enlisting in the USAF, Ms. Bailey earned a Master of Music in Flute Performance at the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She has studied under Mary Karen Clardy, Jim Walker, William Bennett, Julius Baker, Tadeu Coelho, and many others. Ms. Bailey holds a second degree black sash in Tai Chi and teaches locally. Her hobbies include hiking, lifting weights, reading, and cooking.
Josué J. Mora is a multi-woodwind instrumentalist and educator in the San Antonio area. (Website - https://jmwoodwinds.mymusicstaff.com/)
As a performer, Josué has performed in orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, and musical theater productions in multiple woodwind instruments since 2011. Josué is currently an on-call reed player at the Public Theater of San Antonio.
As an educator, Josué is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Music at the University of the Incarnate Word (saxophone) and served Schreiner University (woodwinds) from 2020-2023. Josue also teaches woodwind masterclasses and lessons in multiple school districts around San Antonio, including NEISD, NISD, and Boerne ISD. In Spring 2021, Josué was an award recipient of the Luminaria Artist Foundation Professional Development Grant.
From 2017-2020, Josué had the pleasure of serving Doris Miller Middle School as an Assistant Band Director. His duties included teaching beginner woodwinds and trombones, co-teaching the sub-non-varsity band, and directing the non-varsity band. Josué guided his ensembles towards Superior and Excellent ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest. Josué is grateful for his time as a band director and fond of all the memories and experiences gathered.
Josué holds degrees from Indiana University and Texas State University. Principal professors include Otis Murphy (saxophone), Thomas Walsh (saxophone), Todd Oxford (saxophone), Howard Klug (clarinet), Stephen Girko (clarinet), William Ludwig (bassoon), and Daris Hale (bassoon).
Dr. Gilbert Garza
Dr. Gilbert Garza recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at The University of Iowa with his recording thesis, “Music from Latin America,” all while under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Tse. Dr. Garza holds a Bachelor of Music Studies degree with EC-12 Texas All-Level Certification from Texas State University and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. He has earned several awards including first-prize in the 2019 Concurso Panamericano en el Encuentro Universitario Internacional De Saxofón in Mexico City, finalist in 2017 and 2018 for the Iowa Concerto Competition, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar in 2016 and 2017, and was named a semi-finalist for the 2016 NASA solo and quartet competition. His students have had success at TMEA all-state and other various competitions. Dr. Garza is currently adjunct saxophone professor at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and masterclass instructor for Sandra Day O'Connor High School in San Antonio, TX.
Scott Loutsch is a private lesson teacher, clinician, and performer in the San Antonio area.
As an educator, Scott has taught countless students, ages 4 to 64, how to play piano, horn, baritone, and especially trumpet. Scott’s students have historically been the top chairs not only in their own band programs, but also the top chair placements in local competitions, like the 2023 Region 29 Jazz Competition where the top 5 students all worked with Scott. Scott has also worked with several All-State and Jazz TMEA All-State students. Many students Scott has worked with are also active musicians today.
As a freelance musician, Scott has played for countless functions and groups over 20 years including big band jazz bands, jazz combos, small ensembles, weddings, church services, and is currently playing with “Bandango.”
Scott graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Jazz Studies, and spends his free time with his wife and six children.
Dr. Brittany White, horn, is based in San Antonio, TX where she has joined the "dynamic" chamber ensemble, Adelante Winds. Other performance engagements have included Opera Project Columbus, Springer Opera House, Newark-Granville Symphony, Westerville Symphony, Worthington Chamber Orchestra, New Albany Symphony, and the Mississippi Wind Symphony. In 2018, Brittany performed as a soloist for NACUSA's New Music Across the South Tour. She placed 2nd in the National level of the 2020 MTNA Young Artist, Brass competition, and in 2022, she was a semi-finalist in the International Horn Competition of America, University division.
Brittany White is an active teaching artist in the San Antonio area, where
she teaches lessons and masterclasses at schools in NISD and NEISD.
Previously, she maintained a studio in Columbus, Oh, where her students
have earned placements in Columbus Youth Orchestra, Ohio All State
Orchestra, American Music Abroad, and earned Superior ratings in Solo
White received her DMA in Horn Performance from The Ohio State
University, her Master of Music from Columbus State University in
Georgia, and her Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern
Trombone & Low Brass
Mark Hill has been an active performing musician for nearly forty years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas.
Mark served for over twenty years as a musician in Air Force bands. He led various classical and jazz ensembles and performed as a trombone soloist in concert bands, chamber ensembles, pop music groups, jazz bands, and jazz combos. He played on numerous Air Force recordings including The Band of the West’s Jazz Heritage II CD, produced by Gordon Goodwin. Primarily trained as a tenor trombonist, he also recorded and performed on bass trombone and euphonium.
Mark is the adjunct professor for trombone at the University of the Incarnate Word and is very active as a freelance trombonist in San Antonio. He performs in exclusive venues like the Majestic Theater, The Tobin Center, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Jazz TX. He has performed locally with the King William Jazz Collective, the Doc Watkins Orchestra,
Jim Cullum, Small World, and the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra. Mark was included on Jim Waller’s big band recording, Bucket List, that included top jazz musicians from San Antonio and Austin and featured Yellowjackets drummer Will Kennedy.
He has been the lead trombonist at Cornerstone Church since 2010. San Antonio audiences know him as a local top-call trombonist for legendary artists and national Broadway tours. He has performed in nearly twenty Majestic Theater productions including Chicago, Evita, The Sound of Music, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, On Your Feet, Beautiful, Tootsie, Wicked, and most recently, Ain’t Too Proud.
Mark taught music full-time in public schools for twelve years. In 2014, he began full-time private instruction for trombone, euphonium, and tuba students. He has taught lessons and masterclasses on numerous campuses with Northeast ISD, Northside ISD, Southwest ISD, and Boerne ISD, and his private students have excelled at Region, Area and All-State levels. He has been the featured clinician on the Texas All-state tenor trombone jazz etudes for the Texas Bandmasters Association for over eight years and was a 2015 director/clinician for the Region XI ATSSB Jazz Band II.
He has provided ceremonial music and entertainment for four U.S. Presidents and numerous global political leaders. He has performed at major music festivals, seminars, and workshops with many world-renowned jazz and classical musicians including Doc Severinson, Rob McConnell, Eric Marienthal, Alan Vizutti, Dave Steinmeyer, Nicholas
Payton, The Four Tops, Arturo Sandoval, Johnny Mathis, and Andy Williams.
He has performed under the baton of illustrious composers and conductors such as Aaron Copland, Elizabeth A. H. Green, Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach), Jack Stamp, and Frank Techeli. Past teachers include Leon Brown, Royce Lumpkin, M. Dee Stewart, R. Winston Morris, Leon Breedon, Rich Matteson, and Jamie Aebersold.
Dr. Lewis Westerfield
Tuba & Low Brass
Eli Westerfield began his tuba studies as a freshman in high school in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned a degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and intended to be a band director before specializing in the tuba. He then went on to earn a Masters in Performance from Oklahoma City University, and has just completed his
Doctorate in Performance from the University of Alabama.
Eli is currently adjunct instructor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of
Alabama-Birmingham. He also spent a year as the Assistant Director of Bands and Applied Low Brass instructor at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. An active private instructor, he has taught private lessons during each of his degrees. He also regularly serves as a marching tech for high school band camps in Texas.
Eli has extensive chamber music experience as a member of OCU’s Blackwelder Brass and Alabama’s Low Tide tuba/euphonium quartet. Blackwelder is an active brass quintet based in Oklahoma City, gigging and playing at church services. The Low Tide quartet has placed in both regional and international competitions, including ITEC.
His principal teachers include Don Little, Ryan Robinson, and Jeremy Crawford. When not practicing or teaching, he enjoys hiking and camping, reading, and saving for retirement.