A Native of Colorado Springs, Mario earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music composition and performance from Hastings College, in Hastings, NE. In his tenure at Hastings College, he was heavily involved in musicals and earned awards such as: being named Mr. Bronco, Who’s Who, and awarded the Duane E. Johnson outstanding contributor award. Finally, wrapping up his college career he was an Intern with Evergroove studios in Evergreen, Colorado.
After college Mario served as a director of music from 2013-2018 at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, CO where he was over 7 ensembles. Out of the 7 ensembles two of them became recording ensembles performing with Dream Records and Reaching Records. He embraced the community of the Colorado Springs where his choirs was selected to be a part of multiple government events. Mario was the winner of several competitions such as Omega showboat, Colorado Springs National Anthem contest winner and many more.
Mario continued his success winning the United Stated Air Force Regional Band vocalist position where his first duty stationed was at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE. He has been personally selected to perform at numerous events a has been able to perform at major events being personally selected to perform at the 2021 NCAA Volleyball Tournaments, NCAA Baseball championship games and many more. Mario brought more of his musical and producing talents the Air Force as he served as musical director for the Rock Band in 2019 and produced his first Holiday Show in 2021. His hard work allowed him to be a part of a selected few to be a recipient of the Colonel Finely R. Hamilton Military Outstanding Musician Award. Mario once again embraced the Omaha community. He was the winner of the Omaha Performing Arts 2019 Singer-Songwriter Competition18+ division, also appeared on the line up for the OMAHA music Festival where he was able to feature his original music.
He enjoys performing, writing and arranging music in addition to theater. He proudly serves his country as a Vocalist in the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska.
2013 Bachelor of Arts, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska
October 2018 - Present, Vocalist, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, Neb.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
National Defense Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF RANK:
Airman First Class October 2018
(Current as of October 2018)