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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 oboe and the world of composition without a private teacher. After 2 years of self-teaching, he was accepted into the University of Redlands Composition and Oboe Studios, led by Anthony Suter and Francisco Castillo, respectively.
Gilbert has studied oboe and composition privately for several years. For the former, his teacher was Francisco Castillo and for the latter, he was a student of Andre Myers, Anthony Suter, Mark Dancigers, and Andres Luz. During his second year at Redlands, he also accepted an internship with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra under the director and maestro, Ransom Wilson.
Gilbert is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Teaching and Learning at the University of Redlands. He currently teaches private lessons for oboe and composition and is always working on a new composition project. His music is published by his own imprint, Golden Vibrato Music.
In addition to his love for music, Gilbert holds a strong brotherly bond with his brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the world's largest and oldest 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.
Outside of music, Gilbert enjoys digging into existential or paranormal topics, watching movies, hiking or bike riding with friends, and anything that involves being outside in nature because he believes the beauty of the world is not contained within walls.
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