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MM Rice University
BM Baylor University
Elizandro Garcia Montoya is the clarinetist for Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago. A versatile chamber and orchestral musician, Elizandro is also principal clarinet of the Elmhurst Symphony, the New Hampshire Music Festival and a member of the Chicago Philharmonic. He is the former principal clarinet of the Sarasota Opera, the State of Mexico Orchestra and Mineria Symphony Orchestra in Mexico City. Elizandro has also performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and a silver prizewinner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Elizandro completed his Master's degree at Rice University, holds a Bachelor's degree from Baylor University, a Professional Studies diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and pursued additional post-graduate studies at DePaul University. His major teachers include Larry Combs, Richard Shanley, Michael Webster and Franklin Cohen. Elizandro lives in Chicago and teaches clarinet at DePaul University Community Music Division, the Musical Offering in Evanston and Loyola University-Chicago.