Oswaldo Zapata

The 47th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Oswaldo Zapata

Lecture Recital: Bridging Borders: New Latin American Music for Trumpet and Piano (Piano: Kassandra Keeling)

Oswaldo Zapata holds the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Zapata previously taught at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, TX, where he was the Assistant Professor of Music – Trumpet and Director of Mariachi. He is originally from Caldas, Antioquia, Colombia (near Medellín), where he began his musical training by playing the trumpet in the town band. He has performed with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Piccolo Spoleto Festival Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, among others. He has appeared as a soloist with the UTSA Orchestra, TAMIU Symphonic Band, TAMIU Chamber Orchestra, University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Additional ensemble experience includes Latin ensembles, brass quintet, brass ensemble, and trumpet ensemble

Dr. Zapata has studied trumpet under Professors David Hickman, James Ackley, Allen Vizzutti, and Fernando Parra. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Instrumental Pedagogy from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a Certificate of Graduate Study in Music Performance and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Trumpet Performance from Arizona State University. While at ASU, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for both the mariachi program and the trumpet studio.

Dr. Zapata lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife, Sarah, and their sons, James and Thomas.

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