Updated: Oct 27
At the Boston Music Project, we’re proud to have an exceptional team with diverse teaching and performance experiences. Our current pandemic aside, when our Teaching Artists aren’t engaged with educating BMP students, they’re pursuing their own professional careers as performers, composers, music producers, dancers, and other creative roles.
This month, we would like to spotlight Mexican-born violinist and BMP Teaching Artist Job Salazar-Fonseca, who joined the BMP community in October. Job is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and The Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he was the Lindsay and Garth Greimann Scholar and Cambridge Holmes Music Practitioner Scholar. Comfortable in many styles of playing, he is an active member of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Latin Orchestra, and the Unitas Ensemble. Formerly, he was Associate Violin Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Music Department in Monterrey, Mexico.
“Because I was so little, [the violinists were] the only section I could see.”
We asked Job what inspired him to select the violin as his instrument of choice. He credits his parents taking him to the Monterrey Symphony in Mexico as the first step towards finding his passion for violin. “Because I was so little, it was the only section I could see.” Job says of the event. “If I had seen the trumpets or the bassoons, maybe that’s what I would have played.” He was persistent in asking for a violin, and his wish was finally granted on his ninth birthday. Ever since then, his dedication and commitment to the instrument shines through in his teaching. To learn more about Mr. Salazar-Fonseca, we invite you to read his full biography on our Teaching Artists page.
Recently, Job performed with The Unitas Ensemble as part of a livestreamed concert for the Celebrity Series of Boston, featuring works by Latin-American and Latinx composers past and present. Click below to watch the full performance.
More about Unitas Ensemble
The Unitas Ensemble, led by conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados, was founded in 2014 to satisfy the need to share a sound that embodies and reflects the soul of the Latinx diaspora through concert music. It is committed to providing artistically enriching experiences to underserved communities by offering concerts free-of-charge. Click here to explore more about The Unitas Ensemble.
More About Celebrity Series
We are a non-profit performing arts presenting organization. Our mission is to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, life-long, shared experience — on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods — everywhere.