Armando Salazar (b. 1993) a first-generation student that migrated to San Diego from Mexico at the age of 10. Pursuing music at the age of 16 when first received an electric guitar as a present and began learning music written by popular bands from the 70’s-early 2000’s. Armando is an active performer at CSUSB Opera theater as well as local community ensembles such as Our Saviors Lutheran Church, The Pass Choral, and First Congregational Church. His other experience hails from local performances alongside Folklorico groups, National Orange Show Grand Opening, collaboration with Palomar College advanced choir, and Disney’s Hall Crowd Out. Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from CSUSB, Armando has also performed with masterclass alongside LA Opera conductor Lesley Leighton, Award- winning composer Koji Nakano, Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Cerrone, as well as studied voice pedagogy under Stacey Fraser of CSUSB, Javier Gonzalez and many more. In regard to teaching and studying music, Armando has also experienced tutoring in the field of Mathematics and English to both pre-teens and teens. According to Armando, what he enjoys most is writing Heavy Metal music.