About Victoria Valerio
Victoria's love of music began 11 years ago when she learned to play the flute, which she continued all through her middle school, high school, and (currently) college years, many of those years as section leader. She performed with her high school wind ensemble in a multitude of festivals and competitions, including MPA (Music Performance Assessment), Solo and Ensemble, and two Heritage Festivals, excelling in many events. She began teaching flute privately as a senior in high school. Victoria also began playing trumpet in her high school jazz band, and loves how this has allowed her to be involved in such a variety of musical performances and experiences. While attending the University of South Florida, Victoria played both flute and trumpet in several university ensembles. She now attends the University of Central Florida where she will soon graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Radio and Television, a minor in music, and a certificate in entrepreneurship.
In addition to concert wind instruments, Victoria began teaching herself guitar about 8 years ago. She has sang and played guitar for many open mic nights, worship events, and other occasions. In 2016 she became the bass guitarist for the band The Voiceless and began performing around central Florida. She has recently fallen in love with playing the ukelele as well. Victoria's desire is to spread her love of music to as many people as possible, inspiring as many as she can to pick up instruments and express themselves creatively. She believes musicianship is not just a club for the elite- everyone has music inside of them.