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Gilbert Garza

  • Saxophone
  • School of Music



Dr. Gilbert Garza recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at The University of Iowa with his recording thesis, “Music from Latin America.”, all while under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Tse. Dr. Garza holds a Bachelor of Music Studies degree with EC-12 Texas All-Level Certification from Texas State University and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. He has earned several awards including first-prize in the 2019 Concurso Panamericano en el Encuentro Universitario Internacional De Saxofón in Mexico City, finalist in 2017 and 2018 for the Iowa Concerto Competition, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar in 2016 and 2017, and was named a semi-finalist for the 2016 NASA solo and quartet competition.