Victor Espinosa graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in jazz and Commercial Music, specializing in Alto and Tenor Saxophone.
Before enrolling at UNLV, Victor discovered the magic of teaching jazz and honed his teaching skills for three years at Hewes Middle School in the Tustin Unified School District. He was able to impart his knowledge and passion for music, especially jazz, to the next generation of budding musicians through a before school jazz band class. Although Victor had studied the saxophone throughout his own middle and high school education, this early teaching experience not only enriched Victor’s understanding of jazz, but also fueled a desire to delve deeper into the world of music education.
After this invaluable experience Victor continued his pursuit of music at UNLV where he studied Contemporary Jazz Performance, specializing in saxophone, and expanding his repertoire to include flute, clarinet and piano. His knowledge of jazz piano has enabled him to see a fuller picture which allows him to be able to flow easily between the instruments. Victor brings his love of music with energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement to his students.
Victor was a member of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Men’s Glee Club where he performed at many important events such as President Obama’s pre-inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial. Victor also had the honor of being a member of the USNA Specialty Band. Victor was a co-drum major in his high school marching band where he earned a variety of top high school musicianship awards. Victor spent two years performing in the Rose Parade Honor Band as a tenor saxophonist.
He believes the study of music is a lifelong journey. There are ebbs and flows in the learning. Some days are easy, and some days are challenging, but musical growth takes daily practice. With passion and persistence musical achievements can be accomplished.