<p>Martha Rodriguez-Salazar was born and raised in Mexico City, coming to the United States in 1998 to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Music at Mills College in Oakland. </p>
<p>As both flutist and mezzo soprano, Ms. Rodriguez has toured extensively in the United States, Mexico and Europe, with Classical, Baroque and folk ensembles and orchestras, winning awards in many of the countries where she has performed. In 1995 she began her conducting career, directing various ensembles, ranging from chamber music to flute and vocal choirs to operas. </p>
<p>As an enthusiastic musician and someone who takes great pride in her cultural background, Ms. Rodriguez has organized several flute festivals in Mexico and is the co-founder of the Mexican Flute Association. Ms. Rodriguez's diverse teaching activities include flute, voice, piano, Latin Vocal Workshop and a Latino youth scholarship program at the Community Music Center.</p>
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