Mr. Garcia is in his second year of serving as the Percussion Tech for the Lovejoy High School Marching Band.
He was a battery member of the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX in 2005. He is active during the summers as a marching percussion clinician throughout the state of Texas.
Jacob is currently a DMA candidate at the University of North Texas. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Houston, Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory and has done additional graduate studies at The New England Conservatory. He has studied music with Christopher Deane, Will Hudgins, Nancy Zeltsman, Keith Aleo, Mark Ford, Ed Soph, Daniel Bauch, David Herbert, Dr. Blake Wilkins and Dr. Paul Bissell.
He maintains an active performance schedule as the Principal Percussionist for The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and plays with The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Winds. He has performed at the famed Symphony Hall in Boston, MA under the baton of Alan Silvestri. He has also worked with conductors such as Mei Ann Chen, Eugene Miliagro Corporan, Jerry Junkin, and Gustavo Dudamel.
Before he began at UNT, he served as a faculty member at his alma mater, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi in the spring of 2012. Jacob also strives to be a proponent for new music. He currently performs as an original member of The Texas New Music Ensemble based out of Houston, TX. He has publication credits with Albany Music Distribution with the University of Houston Moore’s School of Music Percussion Ensemble CD Not Here But There (2009) and GIA Records Reconstructions and Voicings. He also can be found with the UNT Wind Symphony several volumes of Teaching Music through Performance in Band.
Jacob is also a published writer through the Percussive Arts Society and he is endorsed by Encore Mallets as well as Grover Pro Percussion.