Sonido Barroco’s mission as an ensemble is to provide historically informed and educational performances of early music on period instruments to San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. We aim to inspire young musicians, igniting a love of early music and ensuring the survival of period instrument ensembles into the future. Early music is an underrepresented art form and an innovative practice with its purpose being to reinvigorate long forgotten pieces with new perspectives. We believe that the study of early music can bridge cross-cultural boundaries as we explore the past in the context of the present. Sonido Barroco strives to make this music accessible to the whole San Antonio community regardless of any economic, social, or cultural barriers.
Board of Directors
Hector Serna began playing ‘cello at age 11 and soon began playing violin, viola, and any other instruments he could get his hands on. His passion for historically-informed performance was ignited when at age 12 he checked out a recording of Vivaldi’s Le Quattro Stagioni by The Academy Of Ancient Music from his local library. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Sonido Barroco, which gave its first performance in August of 2017. He is also very active in the theatre community in San Antonio, where he has served as Music Director and Keyboardist for over 30 productions including Miss Saigon, Rent, next to normal, The Rocky Horror Show, Annie, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, and many others. His number one goal is to make live performances of Baroque and Classical music more accessible to people of every socioeconomic status, and to encourage young people to listen to and develop a love of Baroque music.
Dr. Kristin Delia Hayes
Kristin Hayes, D.M., currently teaches flute and coaches the woodwind ensembles at St. Mary’s University, and she serves as the Flute Choir Director and Woodwind Instructor with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. An active performer and clinician, Dr. Hayes has performed and presented at various festivals and conventions, including the National Flute Association Convention, MTNA National Convention, Mid-South Flute Festival, and the Florida Flute Association Convention. She has also performed and held masterclasses at various institutions throughout North and Central America, and she frequently serves as adjudicator for local, state, regional, and national competitions, including the NFA Young Artist Competition, the Texas Music Teacher’s Association’s (TMTA) Woodwind Competitions, and the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) Woodwind Competitions. Dr. Hayes has also served on the NFA Pedagogy Committee, the NFA New Music Committee, and as Assistant Coordinator for the NFA Young Artist Competition.
Alison Fletcher plays both baroque and modern violin. She attended the University of North Texas College of Music, where she studied baroque violin with Cynthia Roberts, performed in the UNT Baroque Orchestra, and obtained a Bachelor of Music in violin performance. In recent years, she has spent time as an organic farmer and a certified clinical herbalist in New York and Colorado. She returns to San Antonio, her hometown, as concertmaster of Sonido Barroco, with a desire to create a sense of place and community through music. She also performs regularly as a singer, enjoys writing songs, and practices shamanic healing arts.
Sara Vicinaiz, a native of the Rio Grande Valley, began performing on the baroque oboe at the University of North Texas during her undergraduate degree in oboe performance. She moved on to receive her Master of Arts in Musicology from Indiana University. Sara has participated in many early music festivals and ensembles including Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Amherst Early Music Festival, International Baroque Institute at Longy, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Austin Baroque Orchestra, and American Bach Soloists. Her main teachers are James Ryon, Kathryn Montoya, Meg Owens, and Debra Nagy. Sara Vicinaiz is passionate about bringing music to the San Antonio community; her full-time job is as an arts administrator with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. She believes that access to music, alongside other public and cultural institutions like the library, are integral to all communities. In her free time, Sara loves to read, bake, do yoga, and hang out with her husband Erik & her cat Gracie.
Celita Vance Avila
Winds & Percussion
Kristin Delia Hayes