About Adrian Ponce
An avid educator, Adrian Ponce has taught both privately and in public schools. He has participated as a Solo and Ensemble judge for several school districts in the Rio Grande Valley area. During his time in Houston, Adrian has held an internship with the Houston Youth Symphony's "El Sistema" based Coda program, he has taught privately for Clear Creek ISD, and given lessons for private studios.
Mr. Ponce has had an extensive and multifaceted performance career. As an orchestral player, Adrian has played with the Kingsville Symphony, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Opus Symphony, UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, the UTPA Symphony Orchestra, and has toured with with the UTRGV Choir ensemble. He is a member of Camarata Cellista, several chamber groups, and often performs in jazz ensembles. Adrian has performed twice at the Kingsville Jazz Festival - once on bass guitar and also on piano. As a guitarist he has played in several bands and performed with the Baylor Summer String Camp Jazz ensemble.
Adrian Ponce is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and an additional Performance Degree. Adrian studies cello with affiliate artist Mr. Anthony Kitai. While at the University of Houston, Adrian has performed with the symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber ensembles, opera orchestra and in the cello studio ensemble.