Danny Cruz, oboe (AMF Artist)
Woodwind - Regular Program
Timezone: Houston, TX (GMT-6)
Language: English, Spanish
- Holds degrees from Eastman School of Music
- 12 years experience teaching music from adult beginners, youth, college masterclasses, to Early Childhood Music
- Maintains blog and youtube channel devoted to making the oboe more accessible for students around the world
Danny Cruz is an active performer and teacher serving the communities of Greater Houston and Baton Rouge. He has spent 11 years developing his skills as an educator including teaching at Zwink Elementary in Klein ISD and maintaining a private oboe and piano studio. He holds a bachelor degree in Oboe Performance and Music Education from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
Danny maintains an active performing carrier as a freelancer and has performed nine solo recitals across many states including Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania. He has participated in the Texas Music Festival orchestra, and the Banff chamber festival and master class series. He was also invited to the Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival in Germany, the Vianden International Chamber music festival in Luxembourg, and the Aruba Symphony Festival as a guest artist. Most recently he won a spot in the Orchestra of the Americas.
In 2013 he won the Brighton Symphony Orchestra Concerto competition and performed with the orchestra. He also was runner up in the Mid-Texas Symphony concerto competition and the Clear-Lake concerto competition. Danny also enjoys playing and teaching piano, percussion, and guitar. To vary his work he will occasionally tutor Physics, Biology and Physiology, Chemistry and Math.