Conservatory of Music

The Conservatory seeks to bring each of its students to an intellectual understanding of the theoretical, historical, and stylistic aspects of musical practice; to relate each of these to the vast literature of music; and to demand the highest level possible of technical and artistic achievement in performance. The Conservatory’s instructors are accomplished musicians in their fields, having achieved the highest levels of musical training.  Students have the option of violin, piano, or voice. Violin students receive one private lesson and two ensemble lessons per week. Piano and voice students receive two private lessons per week.
The Veritas Conservatory of Music Program counts as a music credit for all middle school students.

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Conservatory of Music Instructors

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Erin McDaniels
Voice and Piano

Erin McDaniels, soprano, has enjoyed a performing career that has taken her across the country. She holds a dual Masters Degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Penn State University and a Bachelors in Voice Performance from Middle Tennessee State. From the rich lyricism of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe (Iolanthe) to the fiery coloratura of Mozart’s Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Ms. McDaniels has performed a variety of vocal styles. Other notable roles include Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Josephine (HMS Pinafore). In addition to performing roles from the standard operatic repertoire, she enjoys working with living composers, and has premiered lead roles in two operas. She also has experience in musical theatre and has performed roles ranging from the saucy Desiree (A Little Night Music) to the respectable Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls). In the realm of sacred music, Ms. McDaniels has been a soloist for many works, most notably Faure’s Requiem and Bach BWV 61 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. She is an active recitalist and enjoys creating unique programs accessible to diverse audiences.
Lucina Reyes
Violin and Viola

Lucina Reyes was born in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. At age 11, she began playing the violin. She was invited to join the newly formed Youth Orchestra in Monterrey: "Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil De Neuvo Leon". Ms. Reyes performed with this orchestra for nearly eight years. During that time, she had the opportunity of touring with the orchestra in Mexico, the United States and Spain.

Ms. Reyes holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Houston Baptist University as well as two Master degrees from the University of Houston where she obtained a MM degree in Violin Performance from the studio of Andrzej Grabiec and a MM in Performance Pedagogy under the instruction of Fredell Lack.

Aside from her studies in Houston, Lucina has attended numerous summer festivals having the opportunity to study with renowned violinists such as Kyung Sun Lee (Korea), Dmitry Berlinsky(Michigan), Vladimir Landsman (Canada), Mikhail Kopelman (New York), Jonathan Crow (Canada), Frank Huang (Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic).
Ms. Reyes is a member of the Brazos Valley Symphony and the Symphony of South Texas and an active violin teacher in Houston, Lake Jackson and Kingwood. In the past three years Ms. Reyes has been invited to collaborate as instructor for Summer Festivals in Massachusetts and started her own Festival in Lake Jackson.

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