News & ReviewsIntroducing our Dreams & Fantasies soloists: Alex Avila
November 22, 2014
Alex Avila is currently pursuing a masters degree in euphonium performance at The University of Texas at Austin where he studies with Professor Charles Villarrubia. The summer after graduating from Grafton High School in Yorktown, VA, he won first prize in the 2010 Young Artist Competition at The International Tuba Euphonium Association conference in Tucson, AZ. Alex has also been a finalist in the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition and for a position with the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C. While receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia under the tutelage of David Zerkel, Alex was named winner of the concerto competition in 2012 and competed with the graduate tuba quartet in Linz, Austria and won third prize at the 2013 MTNA chamber music competition in Anaheim, CA. Prior to playing with the Austin Symphonic Band, Alex had the privilege of soloing with The Grafton High School Wind Ensemble, The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Faculty Band, and The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble.