Andre is currently studying in the studio of Dr. Richard Savino at CSU Sacramento, where he received his B.M. in guitar performance, and will graduate with a M.M. in guitar performance in 2016. In the Spring of 2015 Andre joined Camerata Capistrano, and studied continuo with Dr. Lorna Peters. Before transferring to CSUS, Andre studied with Travis Silvers at San Joaquin Delta Community College, where he first fell in love with the guitar.
Andre has performed in numerous solo and ensemble recitals during his studies, including participating in an ensemble performance of Shingo Fujii’s “Shiki: Seasons of Japan” with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and participating in Benjamin Verdery’s “Scenes from Ellis Island” with Benjamin Verdery. Andre has received Master Classes with William Kanengiser and Roland Dyens.
As the Music and Youth director of Lodi’s Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church, Andre volunteers his time to work with youth of all ages. He has performed on various occasions for his church community, and occasionally gives free group guitar and ukulele lessons for his church family.
Andre enjoys being outdoors, riding on the lake with his Jet Ski, and playing his PS4, all with the company of his wife, Annel Lomeli, who he has been with for over 10 years.
“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31