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Victor Chavez

Victor Chavez

Dr. Victor Chávez, Jr. is a Mexican-American, fifth-generation musician from El Paso, Texas. In 2014, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and currently holds tenured orchestral positions with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra in Johnson City, Tennessee, Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the TriCities Opera Company in Binghamton, New York. Vic is also the newly appointed bass clarinetist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Vic has been a guest clinician for KMTA/TMTA, various universities and secondary education institutions throughout the United States as well as lectured and performed at…

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