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Current Music Scholars

Meet the 2020-21 Music Scholars

 
Sarah Diaz
College/University:
University of Texas at San Antonio
Year:
Junior
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:
Graduate Student
Instrument/voice:
Soprano
I have loved making music for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I sang in choir at church and at school and when I graduated high school I felt called to share the joy of music with others by pursuing a career in music education. In undergrad, I was blessed to find a church home at TBC and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue making music here for another year while I work on my master’s degree in teaching.

 
Kristen Graham
College/University:
Trinity University
Year:
Graduate Student
Instrument/voice:
Flute, piccolo, cello
I love music, I started playing the flute in sixth grade. In high school I was in marching band and played in the Wind Ensemble. I graduated from Trinity University last year with a BM in Music Education. I currently am working on getting my Masters in Teaching so that I can become a music teacher. 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:
Senior
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. 

 

Lucas Prado
College/University:
Baptist University of the Americas
Year:
Sophomore
Instrument/voice:

Percussion
Music always has been present in my life. I started my studies on drums at 10 years old and on percussion at 11 in Brazil. I grew up playing in several orchestras and involved on the music scene on my hometown. I have a big passion for music and my goal is continue improve my performance and abilities as a musician. I am really glad to be part of Trinity Baptist Orchestra where I can worship God trough my gift.

 
Allison Richard
College/University:
Northwest Vista College
Year:
Freshman
Instrument/voice:
Oboe/Alto
I have been involved in UUMC (University United Methodist Church), and in various school activities. In the church, I have participated in the orchestra, the children’s/student choir, the student modern worship band, and the hand bell choir. In school, I was also in the marching band and the varsity choir. I started going to Trinity Baptist because I felt like  God was calling me somewhere new. Even though I just started only a couple months ago, I have already started getting involved in the worship band, choir, and orchestra. The overall goal I am working towards is becoming a worship leader/director myself. I would also like to be involved in the student ministry wherever I go.  

 

Maíra Viana
College/University:
Baptist University of the Americas
Year:
Sophomore
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:
Sophomore
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.