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Originally from Uhland, Texas, William Carlton Galvez made his debut with HGO in 2019 for the world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering, performing with Trio Chapultepec. With Trio Chapultepec he has performed with opera houses including the Fort Worth Opera, Austin Opera, and Arizona Opera, in addition to working with the Texas Opera Alliance. He started his musical journey playing guitar in an after-school mariachi program at Hemphill Elementary in 2002 and began to play professionally with two of his teachers in 2007. In 2010 he moved to San Antonio to continue studying mariachi music and perform with local groups. In 2013 he competed in the Vargas Extravaganza National Vocal Competition, where he was awarded Best Mariachi Vocalist in the U.S. by Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán, and in 2014 he opened for the group during their Texas tour. The same year, Galvez began working for Southwest Independent School District as a vocal specialist and in 2015 as a violin consultant with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. He discovered his passion for teaching, and returned to San Antonio College in 2016 to study Voice and Music Education.

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