He has a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from California State University, Los Angeles and received his Doctorate of Music Arts from UCLA. His hometown is La Cañada, California.
Dr. Espinosa was very involved in Drum Corps International as a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard for 6 years and a member of their visual staff for 1 year.
The Iota chapter is so truly blessed to have Dr. Espinosa as our sponsor! He is talented, fun, hard working, and very understanding of our problems and attentive to our needs. He also so passionate about what he does!
Here is a “mini interview” I had with Dr. Espinosa:
What do you teach in the Baylor School of Music?
I teach undergrad courses in Conducting. I am the Associate Director of the Golden Wave Band, I direct the Concert Band, and I am the director for the Courtside Players.
When did you become our sponsor?
In September of 2008. I received Honorary Membership on September 7, 2008.
What is your favorite thing about being the Iota sponsor?
There are a lot of things! Being your sponsor has actually forced me to be a grown up – which has been very beneficial. I also love all the free stuff you guys give me. I don’t even have to do anything, you just give me free shirts.
You are also the Kappa Kappa Psi sponsor for our chapter here, Beta Alpha. Is that challenging?
It is, and it was especially at first. I immediately realized that there needed to be a lot of changes made to the MEP, which was a challenge. But overall, I enjoy it!
Is there anything else about being our sponsor that is interesting?
I found it interesting that other TBS and KKPsi sponsors across the nation have the same problems that I do. I went to a symposium in Louisville, KY that was for sponsors for TBS and KKPsi a couple years ago and ended up leading the whole discussion because I had so many questions. It was a great learning experience.
Dr. Espinosa is, again, a wonderful sponsor and Iota is so happy to have him. Thanks for all your hard work, Dr. E!