Congratulations to Trevor Cameron Barroero, UA Fred Fox School of Music Percussion Student

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UA Fred Fox School of Music percussion student Trevor Cameron Barroero, winner of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy's concerto competition will perform as a guest percussionist/timpanist with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Arthur Arnold.

A Flinn Scholar, Barroero is currently completing his final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona as he pursues a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance. Excited about his accomplishment, Barroero said, “To perform Russian music with a Russian orchestra will be the opportunity of a lifetime!”

Trevor Cameron Barroero Photo by Mindi Acosta

Trevor is currently a student of Professors Norman Weinberg and Morris Palter at the Fred Fox School of Music. Weinberg proudly commented, “Trevor is a wonderfully talented student who is a joy to coach. Along with his natural ability, he is incredibly focused and dedicated to being the best musician he can possibly be. And on top of that, he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! His recent successes are just the tip of the iceberg of his future in the arts.” Weinberg is retiring from the University of Arizona this spring, so this is a great addition to his list of successful student accomplishments.

Trevor will fly to Russia on November 26th and will rehearse for several days with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra before their concert on December 1st. He will be a guest percussionist/timpanist in an all-Tchaikovsky performance under the baton of Maestro Arthur Arnold at the Grand Hall Moscow Conservatory. The program will consist of “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture,” Violin Concerto (with soloist Kristóf Baráti), and Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams."

Those wishing to hear Trevor perform before he leaves for Russia will have an opportunity to attend his Senior Recital on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall at the Fred Fox School of Music. Admission is free.

A native of Tucson, Barroero has been the gold medalist of over half-a-dozen concerto competitions. He has performed as a featured soloist in Canada and with nearly every major orchestra in Southern Arizona including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Pops, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, the Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra. Trevor has been a featured guest performer on the Tucson Morning Blend television show and on the KXCI “Locals Only” radio broadcast.

Trevor Cameron Barroero Photo by Mindi AcostaBarroero was a selected participant of the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute, and for two consecutive years, he was a participant at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Trevor was the winner of the annual mock audition at the Washburgh Timpani Seminar in 2016 and runner-up of the Cloyd Duff Timpani Masterclass mock audition in 2015.

Trevor Cameron Barroero Photo by Mindi Acosta

A founding member of the percussion trio, Lineage Percussion, Trevor Barroero made history in May of 2016 as his ensemble won the bronze medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first percussionist, in the 43-year history of the competition, to be selected as a senior-division finalist. Before this, the trio was a semifinalist of both the Coltman Chamber Competition and the 2015 Fischoff Competition and was a third-place winner at the Percussive Arts Society’s Chamber Competition. Endorsed as educational artists with Mike Balter Mallets and Remo Drumheads, Lineage Percussion has presented clinics for elementary schools, high schools, retirement communities, and private organizations around the state of Georgia.

A Flinn Scholar, Barroero is currently completing his final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona as he pursues a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance. As a National Student Exchange Scholar, Barroero spent the past two years at the University of Georgia studying with Timothy K. Adams Jr., former timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Kimberly Toscano-Adams, former timpanist of the Tucson Symphony. Trevor is currently a student of Dr. Norman Weinberg and Dr. Morris Palter at the Fred Fox School of Music.