Reece A. Soto

Reece Soto is a 17-year-old junior at Katy ISD’s Mayde Creek High School. He is the principal violist of the Mayde Creek High School Orchestra’s top ensemble, the Sinfonia, under the direction of Michael Chandler. Reece studies viola under Dawson White, violist for the Houston Ballet and Grand Opera Orchestras, and UST viola instructor. He began playing the viola at the age of 12 prior to entering 6th grade and has participated in numerous region and solo/ensemble competitions, earning a spot in UIL Music Region 23’s top orchestra. He’s received multiple awards for solos performed at UIL’s Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest, earning a spot at state. A gifted writer, Reece is currently working on a non-fiction novel for future publication. Coming from a musical/artistic family, Reece like his two siblings before him, is looking to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, to study composition, majoring in film scoring, as well as studying screenwriting.