The 46th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, Texas
Session: Creating Your Own Warm-up Routine
Oswaldo Zapata holds the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at San Antonio. 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 journey by playing the trumpet in the town band. He 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 with his wife, Sarah, and their sons, James and Thomas.