Mr. Solis received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from West Texas A & M University and his Master's degree in Woodwind Performance and Education Administration from the University of North Texas. In addition, Mr. Solis has studied conducting with teachers at Texas A & M Commerce, and at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Mr. Solis has performed professionally in Europe, Taiwan, and China. He has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in 1998, 1999, and 2000 in various ensembles. In August of 2000 Mr. Solis placed 2nd on clarinet in the National Intercollegiate Band Competition. Mr. Solis has been a frequent performer with the Metropolitan Winds in Irving, Texas and the Lakeshore Winds in Garland, Texas. Mr. Solis has collaborated with Los Angeles studio musicians such as Wayne Bergeron (Spiderman 2), Andy Martin (Dancing with the Stars), and Paul Salos (America’s Got Talent). Mr. Solis has also recorded with Mark Custom Records, and Titanic Records. Mr. Solis has taught in Sherman ISD and Garland ISD. Mr. Solis’s Jazz Ensembles have successfully performed at the Collin County Jazz Festival, Lake Texoma Jazz Festival, UTA Jazz Festival, and at the prestigious Texas Christian University Jazz Festival placing 1st and 3rd.
Mr. Solis’s wind bands have been named best in class in various festivals held in Louisiana, Colorado, and Texas. Furthermore, they have received first division ratings at UiL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Mr. Solis has worked with marching bands who have received first division ratings at UiL marching contest and has placed 3rd in the state at the UiL State Marching Contest in 2005. On Mr. Solis’s spare time, he continues to work with students by sub-conducting the Flower Mound Youth Orchestra, Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, and the Austin College Symphonic Band.