Antonio Briseño is a retired Associate Professor from UT - Brownsville's Department of Music (1978 - 2014) and taught Elementary Music Teacher for Point Isabel IDS and Brownsville ISD. During the Fall 2016 semester, he will instruct the Texas State mariachi.
Briseño holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and post Maters hours from the University of Houston.
As a professor, he has taught Music Appreciation, Music for the Elementary Classroom, Mariachi Class, University Choir, Voice Methods in Mariachi, Applied Voice, and Fundamentals of Music.
Briseño has performed in Europe, Japan, Korea, and in Mexico where he has presented recitals and Master Classes in Puebla, Ciudad del Carmen, Tampico, Victoria, Reynosa, Mante, Matamoros, Teziutlan, and Zacatlan. Briseno performed in the prestigious Robert Shaw Festival Choir which performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He also presented the world premiere of "Saving Daylight Time," a nostalgic song cycle composed by David Patterson and based on poems by David Patterson’s wife, TenBroeck Davison, a Brownsville native living in Boston. In addition, Briseño has given a lecture recital of Spanish art songs for the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Briseño founded the UT -Brownsville (UTB) university mariachi as a class in 1998 and it has developed throughout the years. Under Mr. Briseño’s directorship the UTB Mariachi has traveled throughout the United States and Mexico, including being asked to perform for the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia in May of 2013.