Devan Jaquez is currently a Masters student at the Colburn Conservatory in Downtown Los Angeles where he studies with Jim Walker. He received his Bachelor’s Degree of Art in Music Performance in the spring of 2017 from UCLA where he received the Presser Scholar Award, studying flute performance with Sheridon Stokes. Mr. Jaquez currently plays as 2nd Flute in the American Youth Symphony (AYS) under the direction of Carlos Izcaray and is a Semifinalist for the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director. He has played as guest principal flute with the Bellflower Symphony in addition to working as a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Jaquez played in the 2018 National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) in Breckenridge, Colorado and was the 3rd Prize winner of the 2018 San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition. He has also won the UCLA All-Star Concerto competition and has appeared as a soloist with the UCLA Philharmonia Orchestra. In addition to being a performer, Mr. Jaquez also enjoys working as flute teacher in the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program at the Colburn School and teaching his own private flute studio.