Garrett Barrientos is a 17-year-old
oboist and is now entering his third
year in Virtuosi. He began playing
the oboe at the age of 10 and is
now a senior at J. Frank Dobie High
School, where he is principal oboist.
Garrett has competed at Region
and advanced to Area for 3 years.
He has earned superior ratings at
Solo & Ensemble Competition for 3
solos and 2 ensembles. He currently
studies with Spencer Grasl and has
had the privilege of studying with
Ashley Guillot, Dr. Parker, Professor
Atherholt, and Dr. Schindler. Along
with orchestral music, he enjoys
performing in marching band, in
which he has played the saxophone,
conducted as Drum Major, and
marched in the drumline. Garrett is
also a member of the Houston Youth
Symphony and hopes to continue to
pursue music in college.