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Dr. Leobardo Guerrero, piano

Dr. Guerrero or "Dr. G" as some of his students call him, is a pianist, teacher, and a music educator. He holds degrees from the National School of Music (UNAM) in Mexico City, Masters of Piano Performance from Emporia State University, and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts with the concentration in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Tech University.


He has had the opportunity to perform and conduct research in countries such as Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and Brazil, in addition to the United States and Mexico. Dr. Guerrero has previously worked for different School Districts teaching piano classes in grades 4th through 12th.

Dr. Guerrero is currently the coordinator of the Group Piano Class program at Texas Tech University.  



Dr. Marie Smithwick, Voice

Mezzo-soprano Dr. Marie Smithwick is an energized performer, teacher, and collaborator. Dr. Smithwick feels at home performing most repertoire, including opera, musical theater, jazz, pop, country, and other non-classical genres.

Dr. Smithwick has performed with numerous musical institutions across the country. She was most recently seen as a featured ensemble member in Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Madama Butterfly and Michael Ching’s RSBE Remove Shoes Before Entering with the Taos Opera Institute. Along with these engagements, Dr. Smithwick has performed roles with Amarillo Opera, Red River Lyric Opera, Seagle Music Festival, the Orvieto Musica festival in Italy, Texas Tech Opera Theatre, University of Alabama Opera Theatre, and Florida State Opera.

Dr. Smithwick received her doctorate in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University, her Master of Music from the University of Alabama, and her Bachelor of Music from Florida State University 


Hannah Lilly, Clarinet

Ms. Lilly is originally from Lubbock, Texas. She is a performer, a teacher and a former band director. She holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University, where she studied under the guidance of Dr. David Shea, and is working on her Masters in Music Education.


Ms. Lilly has been part of several music ensembles including Texas Tech's premier Symphonic Wind Ensemble, which performed across Texas and New Mexico. Her teaching experience includes elementary music, high school band and private lessons, as well as AP Music Theory.


Many of Ms. Lilly's current and former clarinet students are region, area and state qualifying players. Ms. Lilly loves to get to know her students well, and to support them in all areas of their lives.

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Mr. Travis Ebner, Violin 

Travis Ebner is a native Arkansan and is currently in his second year as an undergraduate Music Performance Major at Texas Tech University. He resides in Professor Annie Chalex Boyle’s studio and actively takes part in the various music ensembles in the School of Music. 


He has participated in masterclasses with prestigious groups such as the Ying Quartet and the New York Classical Players, as well as having the opportunities to perform for world-renounced pedagogues including Anthea Kreston, John Irrera, and Mari Sato. Mr. Ebner is an avid chamber musician and enjoys collaborating with his fellow colleagues at Texas Tech University. 


Mr. Ebner has experience performing in different orchestra ensembles such as the TTU University Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Conway Symphony Orchestra, and has held principal positions in the Arkansas Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has also participated in various festivals around the United States including the Faulkner County Chamber Music Festival, TCU Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music festival, and the OU Solo and Chamber String Academy. 

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Jeremy Fulner, Cello 

Jeremy Fulner Is an undergraduate in cello performance at Texas Tech University.
He teaches with the Texas Tech String Project.
He also works with many LISD schools and teaches sectionals.

Isaac Sanchez, Guitar 

Marian Herrero, Viola 

Hyejin Go, Piano 

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