Current Music Scholars

Meet the 2018-19 Music Scholars

Faith Broddrick College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Junior
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:
UTSA
Year:
Fourth 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. My family and I have played many times for my church and now I get to play for another church which I’m grateful for. I am currently a member of the UTSA symphonic band and UTSA Indoor. Outside of church and music I enjoy watching movies, shows, reading books and comic books, playing video games and spending time with my family.

 
Sarah Diaz
College/University:
University of Texas at San Antonio
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:
Violin, alto
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:
Junior
Instrument/voice:
Flute, piccolo, cello
Ever since I was a child, music has been a big part of my life. I started playing the flute in sixth grade and continued throughout high school. I also began learning to play the cello two years ago. I now attend Trinity University where I am studying Music Education and I continue to play the flute in the Trinity University Wind Ensemble, as well as the Symphonic Orchestra. 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:
Sophomore
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. 

 
Gilbert Linscott
College/University:
UTSA
Year:
Junior (Graduating Spring 2020)
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.  

 
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.  

 
Maíra Viana
College/University:
Baptist University of the Americas
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Flute
I started my studies on the flute at 18 years in Brazil. Also, I have been in the choir of my church since I was 8 years old. My goal at that time was just to have one more skill I could use to praise God, but over time the music became something bigger. That’s when I decided to become a professional flute player. I decided to come and live in the United States to study and improve my performance on the flute. I am grateful to God for the Trinity Baptist Church, a place where I can praise Him through my gift.

 
Paulo Viana 
College/University:
Baptist University of the Americas
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Cello
I started my studies in music at the age of 13 when I learned classical guitar. I became interested in cello after figuring out that one of my guitar teachers also played the instrument. At 18, I started to study cello. I played in several orchestras in Brazil and also taught cello and music theory. In addition, I studied at the renowned municipal music school of São Paulo and at the best music school of Latin America : Music Conservatorie of Tatui where I improved my knowledge. I also served God with my talents at the Baptist Church of Liberty in São Paulo. I came to the United States with a dream and a goal in my heart to study music and become a church minister of music to serve Jesus Christ with my skills and today I have the privilege of being able to praise God through the cello sound at Trinity Baptist Church.