Ashley Rubio is an oboist and double reed teacher in San Antonio. She studied under David Herbert, former Austin Symphony English hornist, from 2003-2010. After graduating high school, she attended West Texas A&M University and studied with Dr. Robert J. Krause. While attending WT, she performed with the Symphonic Band at TMEA & CBDNA as well as toured with the Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2016, she was invited to attend the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival with the Adelante Winds in New York City. She currently resides in San Antonio and teachers double reed lessons and master classes.
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).
Catherine Handgen is a flute instructor in San Antonio, Texas. As an educator Ms. Handgen helps her students achieve their goals by teaching problem-solving skills, focusing on the fundamentals of flute playing, and by addressing the whole person. Ms. Handgen’s students have successfully made it in the area band, gone on to study music at the University of North Texas, earned the highest scores in solo and ensemble competitions, and place first chair in their band programs.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Handgen is also an active performer with the San Antonio Wind Symphony as well as Fiesta Flutes. She also enjoys playing chamber music with her colleagues on a regular basis.
Ms. Handgen earned a Masters of Music in flute performance from Florida State University as well as bachelors degrees in music education and flute performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Her primary teachers include Eva Amsler and Dr. James Hall.