SACC welcomes our new Executive Director, Roland Barrera!

SACC is so excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Roland Barrera!

Hi Roland!!!
Roland is a native South Texas baritone who grew up in Converse.  He attended Judson High School in San Antonio and sang in choirs directed by SACC Vice President Kay Sherrill.  For college, he went to Texas State University School of Music and sang in the Texas State Chorale, during which he participated in a choir tour to South Africa, one of Roland's fondest musical memories.  He completed school in 2012 and worked as the Box Office Coordinator for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts from 2014 to 2016.  He then worked as the Office Manager and Concierge for Conspirare gaining valuable experience in non-profit arts management.  Roland currently lives in Austin where he serves as the Director of the Chancel Choir at Tarrytown United Methodist Church and also sings with the Conspirare Symphonic Choir.  Tell us about yourself, Roland!

What is your proudest singing musical moment?
Singing at the Vatican during a mass

What is your favorite guilty musical pleasure?
jamming out to Beethoven symphonies

Who is someone who has inspired you and encouraged you to pursue music?
Joey Martin, Kay Sherrill, Craig Hella Johnson, and my parents

What is your dream choral piece you've been dying to perform?
Brahms Requiem

What is your dream venue to perform at?
Carnegie Hall

Are there any choral composers everyone seems to love but you can't stand?
Eric Whitacre hype, lol

We are so excited to welcome Roland to the SACC team and know that he will help our organization grow to new heights!  Please help us welcome Roland into the SACC family by showing your support for SACC through a donation.  Your financial support helps us continue to bring the finest choral music to San Antonio and South Texas.  Thank you!

You can say hello to Roland at SACC's first concert of the 2018-2019 Season, Footsteps of Love!  At this concert, SACC will be joined by the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio to perform the American premiere of Owain Park’s FOOTSTEPS, which explores the emotional journey of the lonely traveler. Other featured pieces include Jake Runestad’s compelling COME TO THE WOODS, based upon the writings of John Muir; Runestad’s poignant LET MY LOVE BE HEARD; David Brunner’s touching THE CIRCLE OF OUR LIVES; Jeremy Fox’s jazz setting of AMAZING GRACE and another combined work, HAVA BLESSING, by Artistic Director Rick Bjella. Don’t miss this heartfelt collaborative concert with CCSA!


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