Current Music Scholars

Meet the 2017-18 Music Scholars

Faith Broddrick College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:
Alto
For someone named Faith, I didn’t have much confidence in myself growing up. It was only when I gave choir a try ten years ago that I discovered that, hey, I wasn’t half-bad at music! That realization gave me the boost I needed, and I’ve been making music ever since. Today, I sing with the Chamber Singers at Trinity University, where I am studying music composition so that I might just help someone else find their passion, but with my own works. I am blessed to be given these opportunities that have helped me become the young woman I am today, and I look forward to another year with my second home in San Antonio.

 
Gustavo Castillo
College/University:
UTSA
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Bass
I came into music at a young age, as I came from a generally musical family, but I never actually got into music until about 6 years ago when I joined choir in 8th grade. I’ve always had my music connected to my faith because I feel like everything I do, I do through Jesus, so whenever I had any kind of audition or performance, I would pray to know that God was at my side. I’m currently in the men’s glee club at UTSA and have performed with the TMEA All State Men’s Choir two times.

 
Michael Castillo
College/University:
San Antonio College
Year:
Third year
Instrument/voice:
Percussion
I started playing music at a young age because I grew up with musicians all in my family. So, music has always been in my life. Me and my family have played many times for my church and now I get to play for another church which I’m grateful for. I am currently in the Heart of Texas Concert Band and am also a member of the Chamber Ensemble at SAC. Outside of church and music I enjoy watching movies, shows, reading books and comic books, and playing video games. 

 
Sarah Diaz
College/University:
Northwest Vista
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Alto, violin, guitar, percussion
I’ve been involved in music my whole life thanks to my parents and my brother. My brother has been my biggest inspiration, helping me connect what I love to do with my faith. Because he is older, he did the church orchestra and choir first, making me want to follow in his footsteps. I also like to dance and was on the dance team at my high school for four years. 

 
Lindsey Farley
College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:
Soprano
Music has been a huge part of my life since I was young, when I began participating in children’s choir and other music-related activities at church and school. As I grew up, I discovered a God-given passion for working with children and I decided begin pursuing a career as a music teacher. I am currently a member of the Chamber Singers at Trinity University. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and spending time with my family and my dogs.

 
Kristen Graham
College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:
Flute, piccolo, cello
I started playing the flute in sixth grade. In high school I was in marching band and played in the Wind Ensemble. I also started playing the cello two years ago. In college, I play the flute and the piccolo in the Wind Ensemble. I am very passionate about music and I am hoping to be able to teach others how to play music as well.  

 
Patrick Hoppe
College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Double bass, tenor
Ever since I can remember I have been involved in music.  Since I was a little kid, my mom would sing with my siblings and I and that’s where it all started.  Now I play double bass, electric bass, guitar, and piano, as well as sing.  Every day I am grateful for the talents that God has given me and I seek to bring him glory through my development and use of these talents. 

 
Mariana Lopez Levi
College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Master’s student
Instrument/voice:
Soprano
I have loved music all my life. Growing up, music was a constant presence in my home, and I realized that I wanted to make it my profession as a music educator. I fell in love with choral music in college, and I learned the power of music in strengthening my community and faith. I am a Trinity University alum, and am currently pursuing my master’s degree in education from Trinity University. I look forward to singing in a choir again at Trinity Baptist Church!  

 
Gilbert Linscott
College/University:
UTSA
Year:
Senior
Instrument/voice:
Guitar, tenor
I was born in San Antonio and have participated in musical ensembles since middle school. I began by playing violin and soon shifted my focus toward the guitar and voice, singing in choirs since my junior year of high school. This is my fifth year of collegiate study, spending two years at Our Lady of the Lake University and one year at San Antonio College, before finally studying at University of Texas at San Antonio. Besides music, I love spending time with my family, including my fiancé, Chelsey, and our daughter, Bailey Rae.  

 
Angelica Mincer
College/University:
UTSA
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:
Bassoon, baritone
I came to love music in school like most people. I just really loved recorder karate. I am currently playing in the University band at UTSA but I have previously played in both the Orchestra and Symphonic band. I have a deep love for kids and teaching and I hope to grow more here at Trinity Baptist.  

 
Sarah Neely
College/University:
UTSA
Year:
Master’s student
Instrument/voice:
Soprano
I was always attracted to classical music from a young age. My passion was encouraged when I broke my femur in the fifth grade and received private violin lessons from my orchestra teacher while my fellow students were in P.E. When I was in high school I discovered my love of opera. This coming spring, I will be singing the role of Adele in an English adaptation of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with the UTSA Lyric Theatre. In my free time, I enjoy reading fantasy/science fiction novels. 

 
Won Jung Oh
College/University:
Baptist University of the Americas
Instrument/voice:
Violin
I’m currently a student and a violin instructor at BUA and I studied music in Germany. I have two sons, Jake, who is the older brother, and Taein. I really want to pursue music to serve God with my musical skill and also provide to others.  

 
Michael Sanchez
College/University:
San Antonio College
Year:
Second year
Instrument/voice:
Baritone, trumpet, guitarron, bass
I come from a family of musicians. My dad had a variety band called Infinity.. It greatly influenced me and my siblings to play/perform music. Aside from Infinity my family also leads the 5:30 mass at St.James the Apostle church . Currently I perform with The San Antonio college jazz ensemble, and San Antonio college’s mariachi ensemble. In my free time, I mostly perform in varies venues in several different genres.