Elizabeth and Francisco Venegas
Ms. Elizabeth Venegas
Program Manager – Students and Families
Mr. Francisco Venegas
Program Manager – Concerts and Logistics
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A native Oklahoman, Elizabeth Venegas has performed throughout the state and beyond as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, duet partner, soloist, recording artist, and as an integral part of many ensembles. Currently she performs with the Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra (and current General Manager), Venegas Duo, OKC Improv Theater musical show “BitSing”, Lady & The Rovers, OKC Philharmonic, Fort Smith Symphony, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Her private teaching specializes in musical development for all ages and styles. She is a lover of the arts, sharing that passion through chamber music, and her studies have produced a unique and specialized instrumentalist who enjoys performing in a multitude of genres. She is passionate about music, pushing the boundaries of both performance and education.
Luis Francisco Venegas graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University (OCU) from both his undergraduate and masters degrees. As a teacher, Mr. Venegas has led a very effective private studio for over a decade, starting in his homeland Colombia, and continuing after moving to Oklahoma City where he currently resides. In the professional field, he works as the current guitar instructor at Southern Nazarene University (SNU), the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), as a teacher of Composition at El Sistema Oklahoma, and both musician and guitar instructor for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Oklahoma. His experience working with guitar ensembles is broad, and has been awarded first and second prize as part of the OCU Guitar ensemble and OCU Guitar trio, respectively, at the National Guitar Ensemble Competition at Brownsville, TX – (2014). With an extensive history of master classes and workshops in collaboration with several major guitarists throughout his career, his teaching confers musical sensitivity through effective guitar and ensemble techniques, while utilizing a diversity of educational and creative instrumental methods. Mr. Venegas currently collaborates and performs with his wife Elizabeth Venegas (Violin) as Venegas Duo, and with guitarist Henry Bayless as Prairie Guitar Duo.