Jorge Cruz
Present Appointments

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana, TX                                                              2016-present
            Principal Bassoonist

University of North Texas, Denton, TX                                                                               2014-present
            Teaching Fellow of Bassoon

Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas, TX                                                                                     2015-present
            Substitute Contrabassoonist 2015-2016 Season

Madera Wind Quintet, Denton, TX                                                                                     2009-present

The Center Woodwind Quintet, Denton, TX                                                                     2014-2015

531st Air Force Band - Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, Ft. Worth, TX     2009-present
            Bassoonist/ Saxophonist

Prosper Independent School District, Prosper TX                                                           2009-present
            Private Bassoon Lessons Instructor

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Latest News
  1. Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
    Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
    15 MAY
    I am honored to have won the principal bassoon position with the TSO! I am looking forward to working with such talented musicians.
  2. Five Piece Combo is released!
    Five Piece Combo is released!
    13 NOV
    So happy to have this album released. Thank you all who made it possible.
  3. Fischoff!!!
    8 MAY
    Such an experience performing at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions with the Center Quintet.
  4. Faculty recital
    Faculty recital
    13 SEP
    It was an absolute pleasure performing along with UNT's distinguished wind faculty. We performed Mozart's "Gran Partita" and Dvorak's Serenade
  5. Married this wonderful lady.
    Married this wonderful lady.
    27 JUL
    I done got married y'all!
Madera Wind Quintet
Check out our latest album: Five Piece Combo!
​​In 2008, five musicians with a shared love for chamber music came together in Denton, Texas to form the Madera Wind Quintet. Performing for diverse audiences across the United States, they have quickly become known as one of today’s most exciting wind quintets. Exploring the fringes of the quintet repertoire ­— new music, forgotten gems, original arrangements and music for children — Madera also engages audiences with the classic repertoire and beauty of the wind quintet sound.

Before turning their focus to the music of Don Gillis, Madera recorded six new works for wind quintet on their debut album Five at Play (Crescent Phase Records). The group premiered the International Joint Wind Quintet Commissioning Project’s winning composition at the 2012 International Double Reed Society and International Horn Society conferences, and was featured at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association conference. The Madera Wind Quintet also works to educate the next generation of chamber musicians through workshops and clinics for students of all ages.