College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Mr. Jacob Garcia

Area: Percussion

Phone: 817-272-3471
Office Location: FA 224
Degree(s): D.M.A., University of North Texas (currently ABD), G.P.D., The New England Conservatory, M.M., The Boston Conservatory, B.M., University of Houston
Mentis Profile:

Jacob joined the University of Texas at Arlington music faculty in the Fall of 2017. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Houston, Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory, did additional graduate studies at The New England Conservatory, and is currently a doctoral candidate at The University of North Texas. He has studied percussion under Christopher Deane, Will Hudgins, Nancy Zeltsman, Keith Aleo, Mark Ford, Ed Soph, Daniel Bauch, David Herbert, Jose Aponte, Dr. Blake Wilkins and Dr. Paul Bissell. He maintains an active performance schedule as the Principal Percussionist for The Texarkana Symphony, Section Percussionist with The Midland- Odessa Symphony and Chorale, and also plays with The Arkansas Symphony, The Las Colinas Symphony, The Abilene Philharmonic, and the Dallas Winds. He has worked with conductors such as Alan Silvestri, Mei Ann Chen, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Jerry Junkin, and Gustavo Dudamel. He has previously served as faculty at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, and Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Jacob is also a proponent for new music, performing as a founding member of The Texas New Music Ensemble based out of Houston, TX. He has publication credits with Albany Music Distribution with the University of Houston Moore’s School of Music Percussion Ensemble CD Not Here But There (2009) and GIA Records with the UNT Wind Symphony, Reconstructions and Voicings and several volumes of Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Jacob has authored also an article through the Percussive Arts Society publication, Percussive Notes, and he is endorsed by Encore Mallets Inc. as wellas Grover Pro Percussion.