Zachary Alcantara, a music education sophomore from Houston, Texas, at McNeese State University, has been accepted into the 2011 Rafael Méndez Brass Institute July 10-16 at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. He received a full tuition scholarship and a stipend for housing.
Honoring the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Méndez, the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is the world's leading performance and career development seminar for brass musicians and educators. All participants perform in brass ensembles and master classes, coached by some of the foremost brass artists in the nation.
Alcantara is a graduate of Langham Creek High School in Houston. At McNeese he is a member of The Pride of McNeese Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Honors Brass Quintet and