My name is Victor Vela! I am from San Antonio, Texas. I am a rising senior at Health Careers High School. I started playing piano at the age of 13, and I have been studying with my teacher, Ellen Pavliska, since I started. As far as music experiences, I have performed at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts because I was selected amongst other musicians at my music school, the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio (MACSA). I have been chosen to perform twice for SAMTA’s Achievement Auditions. I have placed 3rd in MACSA’s eCompetition of 2020. I placed 1st in the 2021 JK Hodges Contemporary Competition, which leads to my biggest achievement. After winning that competition, I was granted and accepted a scholarship to attend a summer music program at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Even though I am a late starter, I am so passionate about music and I would love to continue my music/piano studies in college.
You can find Victor’s performance here.