The music of Giovanni Santos is artistically authentic, with depth of character. Santos’ music is full of love, charm, wit, energy, purpose, soul and drive – possessing a voice that is refreshing, and uniquely Giovanni. The experience of preparing, collaborating with, and presenting Giovanni Santos’ music has been an enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyable journey from first measure to last measure, first rehearsal to final performance!
Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore
Director of Instrumental Music – Irvine Valley College School of the Arts
Music Director – Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
3 Latin American Dances
A 3-movement work for wind ensemble dedicated to immigrants looking for a better life, honoring the sacrifices these families make for future generations.
Each movement takes place in a different country and region (Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Mexico).
*Consortium fee: $350 per institution.
Sound samples of the work in progress:
*ca. 9 minutes long total, medium advanced to advanced, completed by Dec. 10, 2019. Please fill out the following form if interested.
Sketches for Two Horns
Info coming soon
A giant thank you to the following supporters for the fun commissions!
Bismarck State College, John Darling
Bridgewater College, Christine Carrillo
California State University, Fullerton, Marc Dickey & Dustin Barr
California State University, San Bernardino, Nicholas Bratcher
Cathedral City High School, Matthew Howe
Colony High School, Matt Matthews
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Jim Johnson
Elon University, Melody Causby
Henderson State University, Steven M. Knight
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Timothy A. Paul
James Enoch High School, Phil Vallejo
La Sierra Academy, Jason Coffey
Loma Linda Academy, Craig Mohr
Mayfair High School, Thomas W. Philips,
Mountain View High School, Jason Kneebone & Anna Linde
New Berlin Community Band, Lansing Dimon
Norwalk High School, Doris Doyon
Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, Gregory X. Whitmore
Palm Desert High School, N. Guy Lake
Riverside Polytechnic High School, Arwen Hernandez,
Sacred Heart University, Keith Johnston
Sam Houston State University, Brian Gibbs
Santa Clara Vanguard, Charles Frost
Simi Valley High School, Matthew J. Smith
Schurr High School, Antonio Castro
St. Olaf College, Timothy Mahr
United State Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble
University of California, Los Angeles, Gordon Henderson
University of Central Florida, Scott Lubaroff and Tremon Kizer
University of Florida, John M. Watkins, Jr.
University of Southern California, H. Robert Reynolds
University of Texas, El Paso, Andrew Hunter
Wake Forest University, Kevin Bowen
Washington and Lee University, Chris Dobbins
William Jewell College, Langston Hemenway
Windsor High School, Bryan Williams