Mr. Cristian Escobar moved to Miami from Colombia at the tender age of 12. He began his musical studies in elementary school playing the recorder, and soon found that he was musically gifted! He attended New World School of the Arts and was awarded a full scholarship at the Florida International University where he was the first student ever to be appointed principal trumpet at the Symphony Orchestra for four consecutive years. He later attended The University of Southern Mississippi where he won many awards including the coveted concerto competition with the wind ensemble.
Mr. Escobar has participated in music festivals such as Philadelphia international music festival, Axiom brass festival, Rafael Mendez Music Festival. He has performed extensively around the United States at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and the Arsht Center of the Performing Arts.
Mr. Escobar currently teaches at Shenandoah Middle School as director of bands and is also part of many nonprofit musical programs around south Florida such as: Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Miami Music project and Pronartes Colombia where he is a Virtual English teacher to children in Bogota Using music and acting to learn the English language.
Mr. Escobar is very excited to join the group of teachers at GMYS and he is looking forward to making great music this year.