SphinxConnect 2019

Start date: January 31, 2019

End date: February 2, 2019

Location: Westin Detroit, MI.


the epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity

Third annual epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2019 in Detroit, MI.

The convening will celebrate and empower leadership as we welcome hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, educators, funders, diversity advocates, and administrators for this transformative experience! Register now for this event: it will feature over 30 sessions designed to inspire and ignite action, participation of more than 60 speakers, a curated showcase featuring some of the nation’s top musicians, keynote addresses by luminaries and trailblazers, a special session for entrepreneurs, professional development and job placement opportunities, and much more.


Chamber Music as a Catalyst for Change Workshop at CMA Annual Conference

Date: January 18, 2019

Time: 3:30- 4:45pm

Location: Westin New York Times Square

Using chamber music as a point of entry, ensembles are increasingly becoming presenters’ partners in inviting and welcoming new audiences to their venues. Director Armando Castellano will explain the multifaceted approaches he uses to do this work, its benefits to both presenters and communities, and the tools artists need to be successful.

Workshops and Concurrent Sessions

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts Conference

Date: January 12, 2019

Location: Stanford LIVE

Stanford Live Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & the Arts Conference

Join QL Director Armando Castellano for a day of hands-on workshops, presentations, and discussions. Discover how an understanding of students’ cultural frameworks can inspire deeper learning and move schools toward greater equity, and how the arts can drive this approach.

Topics Include:

• Artist/Educator collaborations that expand curriculum and support students’ cultural strengths
• Creating, implementing, and evaluating community-driven curriculum • Aligning culturally responsive arts teaching with Common Core and CA state standards…And much more!

Presented by Stanford Live

With Support from Koret Foundation & California Arts Council

Register Online



California Music Educators Association Bay Conference

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Location: San Jose State University

January 11-12, 2019

The mission of the Bay Section of the California Association for Music Education is

  1. to promote the advancement of music education;
  2. to cultivate social and educational interaction among its members;
  3. to assist its members in seeking individual and collective growth as musicians, educators, and conductors.


Quinteto Latino Director Armando Castellano will be conducting a session called “Cultural equity and social justice through chamber music.”

We will share tools about creating and honoring diverse communities in our classrooms. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop their awareness
on DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) in their music teaching.




Fall Concert at Centerbrook Meetinghouse in Connecticut

Date: November 9, 2018

Location: 51 Main Street in Centerbrook, Connecticut.

We are excited to collaborate with Musical Masterworks and perform at the beautiful Centerbrook Meetinghouse in Connecticut this Fall!

Centerbrook Meetinghouse 

November 9, 2018

5:30 – 6:30  | Drinks and hors-d’oeuvres

7:30 – 8:30  |  Concert


For more information click the link below

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10th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education

Date: October 27, 2018

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles


The 10th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education will take place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 and Friday, November 2nd. The conference features two separate days of professional development engaging about 450 pre-school to 8th grade teachers and pre-service teachers. The conference features standards-based workshops in the arts and arts integration. In the true spirit of the arts, our workshops exemplify creativity, excellence, and cultural inclusivity.

Quinteto Latino Director Armando Castellano will be guiding classroom teachers in learning a series of engaging activities that teach students to compose a piece of music by making sounds with their body, performing for their classmates, and being actively engaged audience members. Suggested for teachers of grades K-5, great for music or generalist teachers!

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For tickets and more information click the link below.



Quinteto Latino Concert at The Rossmoor Chamber Music Society

Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Rossmoor Event Center- Stanley Dollar Dr. Walnut Creek, CA


 Single tickets will be sold at the door for $18.00


Ajubete Jepê Amô Mbaê                      Liduino Liduino Pitombeira b.1962

Variações Sérias                                   Ronaldo Miranda 

sobre um tema de Anacleto de Medeiros

Egrégoras                                              Marcus Siqueira 1974

Viola Fora de Moda                            Edu Lobo b.1943

                                                               José Carlos Capinam, b. 1941

                                                               arr. Isaias Ferrieira


Suite Hermética                                     Liduino Pitombeira

  1. Conversando com Itiberê
  2. Incelença
  3. São João em Arapiraca
  4. Arrasta-pé

Belle Epoque in Sud America           Julio Medaglia    1938

  1. El Porsche Negro (Tango)
  2. Traumreise nach Attersee (Vals Paulista)
  3. Requinta Maluca (Chorinho)

Quinteto Latino at SF Music Day 2018- CANCELED

Date: September 30, 2018

Time: 12 p.m to 8 p.m

Location: War Memorial Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Ave #110, San Francisco, CA 94102




SF Music Day is free daylong music festival presented by InterMusic SF, with performances by more than 35 Bay Area ensembles that span a wide range of sounds and practices, from Baroque to 21st century chamber music, jazz and improvised music, and music influenced by traditions from across the globe. Now in its eleventh year, the festival showcases and celebrates the diversity and breadth of the Bay Area music community. This year’s theme, “Colors of the Keyboard” highlights the wide range of expression possible on that instrument, from tango rhythms to classical repertoire, adventurous contemporary sounds to grooving electric organ.
Admission is FREE
Family friendly event!

For more information and updates, RSVP today:

FULL SCHEDULE https://www.intermusicsf.org/sfmd/schedule

Seminario Institute Showcase Concert @ CSMA

Date: July 28, 2018

Time: 2:30pm

Location: 230 San Antonio Cir, Mountain View, CA 94040

This summer Quinteto Latino, in collaboration with the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, is convening a cohort of classical musicians of color from around the country for our first ever Seminario Insitute. We will be spending 3 days rehearsing, giving workshops and teaching, culminating in a performance with Quinteto Latino and our 2 guest quintets! We invite you to this exciting showcase, a presentation of our favorite Latino composers and presentations about our discoveries from our 3 day Seminario Institute.
Quinteto Latino, with
Arturo Rodriguez (flute) San Francisco, CA
Marcus Phillips (oboe)  Ft Lauderdale, FL
Medina (clarinet) New York, NY,
Kika Wright (bassoon) Baltimore, MD
Cathleen Torres (horn)  South San Francisco, CA
San Antonio TX based ensemble Adelante Winds.

Saturday, July 28, 2:30pm

Community School of Music and Arts

230 San Antonio Cir, Mountain View, CA 94040

Free! Doors open at 2:00pm. 

Tateuchi Hall

Enjoy a post-concert reception from 4:00-5:00pm


The venue is conveniently located near San Antonio Caltrain Station with plenty of complimentary parking.

 For more information click the link below


Quinteto Latino at Community School of Music and Arts

Date: May 20, 2018

Time: 1:30 P.M

Location: Mountain View, CA


On May 20th, join Quinteto Latino at Community School of Arts and Music in Moutain View, CA

Concert is FREE!

Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited.