Bernardo is a talented musician, educator, and performer. Self proclaimed Phd (not a real degree).
Raised in Brownsville, Texas; Bernardo has been studying music since age eleven. His first instrument is percussion on which he has performed many styles of music, events, functions, and venues, including: Border Governor’s Conference, Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, College Jazz Festivals around the United States and Mexico. Bernardo has open shows for legends Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Jose Feliciano and Poncho Sanchez.
After graduation from high school, Bernardo studied Commercial Art at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey Mexico, before returning to serve in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge he continued his education at the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is a certified music educator in the state of Texas, holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in Music from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.
During college Bernardo worked in media and communications including acting, modeling, videography and editing for local commercials, television shows, and legal depositions. Bernardo secured a job as work study for the Fine Arts department at University of Texas at Brownsville. He also played in local theater houses both on stage and in the orchestra pit for: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat”, “South Pacific”, and “The King and I”.
Bernardo worked as an elementary music teacher for thirteen years and currently holds a position as music appreciation professor for Brownsville early college high school district and adjunct professor for Texas Southmost College. He continues to perform in local events and venues in South Texas.
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