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Genaro Gonzalez

Genaro Gonzalez

Genaro Gonzalez is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Percussion at Texas State University.  Under his direction, Texas State University percussion groups have appeared at various music conventions and international festivals including the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, the Montreux Jazz and World Music Festival, the Berklee World Percussion Festival, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

In addition to his teaching duties at Texas State University, Mr. Gonzalez currently serves as Principal Percussionist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Austin Opera. He has years of performance experience with the San Antonio Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Richardson Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, and Victoria Bach Orchestra.   He has also performed with Lena Horne, Robert Goulet, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Liberace, Tommy Tune, Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Carol Lawrence, Debbie Boone, Barbara Eden, Juliet Prowse, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, and Jerry Lewis.

Mr. Gonzalez is very active in the Percussive Arts Society. He has served PAS at the state and national levels including hosting the Texas Day of Percussion and serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Texas Chapter from 1985 to the present.  He served as Host for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio in 1988, and has served on the PAS Board of Directors since1989.  He was elected to serve as the Society’s Secretary from 1991-92, Vice-President from 1993-96, and President from 1997-98.  Mr. Gonzalez currently serves on the PAS Council of Past Presidents.