About Seth Escalante

Biography

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“Both my parents are educators in university so I knew from an early age that I wanted to be an educator too... it was only two years from finishing secondary school that I made a final decided to be a music educator; that decision continues to be the main contributor to a successful and morally gratifying teaching career”


― Seth Escalante

Seth Escalante is a Classical Guitarist and Music Educator from Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Currently, Seth is the Classical Guitar Lecturer at the University of the Southern Caribbean {USC] and a District Music Coordinator under the Ministry of Education.

 

Teaching for over a decade, Seth has been able to marry his love for music with his passion for teaching. Seth has developed a style of teaching where he is able to target at risk students using music to enhance their overall educational development. He frequently uses music education as not just a means of achieving a holistic education, but as a subject to teach cross curriculum especially in mathematics and emotional development. 

As a performer, Seth achieved first place titles in all 3 Classical Guitar solo categories in Trinidad and Tobago's National Music Festival 2012 (www.https://ttmusicfestival.org). Since then, his arrangements and compositions have received first place titles performed by his student ensembles and individual students.

He has released two solo guitar albums, one solo EP and has written over 70 classical compositions for the Classical Guitar all registered with COTT (The Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago).

Schooling

 

He earned his Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) with distinction from Trinity Guildhall School of Music in London in 2012 and is currently pursuing his Fellowship. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Performance: Guitar in 2018 (Cum Laude) at The College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) and his Associate Degree in Performing Arts: Guitar (with honors) in 2016.

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This young progressive musician has created and continues to work on a new genre of music which infuses Classical music with the indigenous sounds and rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago such as calypso, soca, chutney and parang.