Albert Aguilar

SACWE Music Director

Albert Aguilar is a graduate of Dillard McCollum High School in the Harlandale Independent School District, and The University of Texas at San Antonio. At UTSA, Mr. Aguilar studied conducting under the baton of Dr. Robert Rustowicz and was the Ensemble Associate for Dr. Kenneth Williams. Mr. Aguilar studied Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute under the tutelage of John Buchanan and Morgan King.

Mr. Aguilar has been a music educator in the San Antonio area for 22 years. Mr. Aguilar is the co-founder of the Homeschool Orchestra & Music Education ("H.O.M.E.") teaching band classes from beginning band to advanced band and the Full Orchestra. Before co-founding H.O.M.E., Mr. Aguilar was the founding music Director and Conductor of the San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble (SAYWE). There, he had the honor of working with several notable composers, conductors and ensembles such as Frank Ticheli, Jerry Junkin, Larry Livingston, the Heart of Texas Concert Band and the 323rd Fort Sam's "Own" Army Band. Mr. Aguilar held the position of Woodwind Instructor for the Academy of Fine Arts at St. Philip's College and as Assistant Director of Bands in the Northeast Independent School District. Mr. Aguilar is an active adjudicator for UIL Solo & Ensemble Contests and the TMEA All District, Region, Area and State Auditions. 

Mr. Aguilar is also an active music arranger and clinician for high school marching and concert bands throughout the state and has two publications; Woodwind Techniques and Exercises and Major Scales and Articulation Exercises that have been used by several Middle School and High School Band Directors as well as private instructors. Mr. Aguilar is a founding member of The San Antonio Wind Symphony and a member of TMEA and TBA.