Victor E. Mendoza
Winds Specialist – Symphony Orchestra
Victor E. Mendoza graduated from the University of Arizona (UA) with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2018 and has participated in Orff and Kodály training through Arizona State University (ASU).
With a strong belief in fundamentals, Mr. Mendoza began his education career as an elementary music teacher and provided instruction to both band and orchestra students. Currently, he is beginning his second year as the band and guitar director at Benjamin Franklin High School. As a passionate educator, Mr. Mendoza has worked with various Arizona high school ensembles in both concert and marching performance such as Flowing Wells Junior High School, Tucson High School, UA High School Honor Band, Nogales High School, Sabino High School, Desert Ridge High School, and Sunnyside High School. His private studio has helped individual students achieve honor ensembles, and recognitions such as Arizona Regionals and All-State (AZ), Drum Corps International, Phoenix Youth Symphony, and Southwest Honor Band Festival amongst others.
Although primarily a euphonium player, Mr. Mendoza is also a freelance trombone and guitar player for local jazz groups, rock groups and weddings, as well as an arranger. Amongst all his teaching, Mr. Mendoza is set to release an album this fall of 2021, titled “The Lost Vendette” and another album the following summer.