Carlos Quiroz -
Carlos Quiroz is a San Antonio native, he graduated from MacArthur High School. Mr. Quiroz obtained a Bachelor's degree in Viola Performance and Music Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. While he was there, Mr. Quiroz had the opportunity to study viola under Cathy Forbes and orchestral conducting under Dr. Clifton Evans. During the summers, he has participated in music festivals like the Cactus Pear Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Texas Conducting workshops and Colorado University Boulder conducting workshops with conductors Gary Lewis, Larry Livingston and Jeffrey Grogan.
Mr. Quiroz has received many awards such as the Texas Orchestra Directors Association Barbara Eads Scholarship, Mavericks With Class Academic Achievement Scholarship and University of Texas Music Scholarship. He currently holds memberships in the Texas Orchestra Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Quiroz’s orchestras have received Sweepstakes at UIL competition by demonstrating high quality of musicianship. Mr. Quiroz began studying the viola at a young age and continues to play professionally today. He performs in the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra, various musicals, and other groups within the Houston area and now in the San Antonio area.
Mr. Quiroz has a private viola studio where his students constantly make TMEA region orchestras, Superior ratings at UIL solo contests, participate in Youth orchestras and receive scholarships from college auditions. Mr. Quiroz is excited to share and create musical experiences with the students at Alamo Heights. Mr. Quiroz’s philosophy is that every student can achieve extraordinary levels of success no matter their background. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra.”