Antonio Herbert ’13

Posted on November 17th, 2016 by

Antonio Herbert ’13 is a substitute flute for the Lubbock Symphony in Lubbock, TX.

“The Lubbock Symphony is a per service orchestra, meaning that musicians are paid based on individual concerts performed. That is at least how I have come to interpret it. I am a substitute flute with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra as second flute, and also substitute as principal flute with the Big Spring Symphony in Big Spring, Texas; which is more of a regional orchestra comprised mostly of substitute players. I also have a private studio of about 23 students as a result of these two orchestral jobs. Realizing that I’d want to be in a professional orchestra came from studying Philosophy and Music at Gustavus. I spent a lot of time with questions about which career path I should ultimately take, and was guided by wonderful mentors in both the Music and Philosophy departments and in the community. In addition, it was the many regional and international tours I took with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Symphony Orchestra that helped in the discernment process for my career. My time at GAC lead me to complete my Master’s Degree in Music Performance in my Hometown at the University of North Florida, which then led to meeting my significant other at Rocky Ridge Summer Music Festival in Estes Park, and finally led me to Lubbock, Texas and into these professional orchestra positions; which are my dream jobs.”

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