Rachel Garner – Cello
Rachel A. Garner, a San Antonio native, has been playing cello since she was 10 years old. She received her Bachelor’s of Music in Cello Performance from Texas State University. At Texas State she maintained the position of principal cellist of the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra for 4 years. Additionally, she participated in Texas State String Project as a private lessons teacher. Over the years Rachel has studied with Benjamin Westney and Dr. Karla Hamelin. Rachel is actively involved in the music community through her string quartet, as a sub for Laredo Philharmonic, and as a guest artist with several local music groups.
Hector Vera – Cello
Hector Vera is a composer, violinist and educator with a B.A. in Music from Texas A&M University and a M.M. in Composition from Texas State University. Hector studied with Michael Ippolito, Richard Hall, Peter Lieuwen, and David F. Wilborn, and has performed with multiple mariachi ensembles and orchestras. Hector has been teaching violin, cello and piano since 2021, and is also an Adjunct Lecturer of Music at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.