With over 20 years of clarinet performance experience, my love of music making defines who I am. Whether teaching students to play, performing with an orchestra, premiering solo works, enjoying chamber music with my friends, or composing my own pieces, my days are filled with the joy of cultivating musicianship.
Irons Recital Hall, UTA Campus - February 20th, 2021
Getting back to the classics, Cruz will play a solo recital featuring Brahms, Stravinsky, Debussy and more. Featuring Dallas Symphony Orchestra pianist, Gabriel Sánchez,
UTA Music Building - March 20th, 2021
This free event features local artists, music businesses, and academics and provides an opportunity for DFW high school and college students to network and learn.
in this upcoming solo bass clarinet album, (to be released on the UTA Records label) Cruz performs the works of Béla Kovács that pay hommage to various composers of the past. Traditionally performed on Bb and A soprano clarinets, this fresh low-clarinet take should be a delight.
This album features the UTA Wind Symphony's live performance at TMEA 2017. Cruz performs Scott McAllister's Black Dog concerto for clarinet and wind band to an audience of thousands.