Gilbert Camacho (he/him/his) is a composer and oboist who graduated in 2021 with a B.M. in Composition & Oboe Performance at the University of Redlands.
He grew up in Fontana, California and joined band in middle and high school. During his second year of high school, he picked up the oboe and fell in love with its unique sound. Upon his third year of high school, he started tackling the world of composition without a private teacher. After 2 years of self-teaching, he was accepted into the University of Redlands Composition Studio, led by Anthony Suter. He now studies composition and oboe privately under Andre Myers and Francisco Castillo, respectively.
Gilbert has also studied privately under Anthony Suter, Mark Dancigers, and Andres Luz. He also accepted an internship with the Redlands Symphony under the director and maestro, Ransom Wilson.
In addition to his love for music, Gilbert holds a strong brotherly bond with his brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity. Phi Mu Alpha's object reads, "The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater." Gilbert has been honored to serve as Phi Mu Alpha Delta Pi Chapter's 2020-2021 Fraternity Education Officer.
Some music awards Gilbert has received throughout his life include the John Phillip Sousa Band Award, Ceniceros Music Scholarship, Sigma Alpha Iota Composer's Award, Phi Mu Alpha Scholastic Award, and University of Redlands School of Music Performance Award. Gilbert is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a music honor society.
His music is published by his own imprint, Golden Vibrato Music.
Gilbert is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Teaching and Learning at the University of Redlands.