Anthony Taboada is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Engineering Technology at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Music Scholar. A bassoonist, he performed with the Stamps Woodwind Quintet for one year (2011-2012). An academically strong student with a great aptitude for math and science, he is now devoting his studies to audio engineering. He studies bassoon privately with Luciani Magnanini and performs in the Frost Symphonic Winds and other ensembles at the Frost School of Music. Taboada is a native of Miami, Florida. He began his studies on bassoon at the age of 16, under the instruction of Geoff Hale. He attended Coral Reef Senior High School as part of the Visual and Performing Arts magnet, where he was a member of the school’s Wind Ensemble, Orchestra Winds, and Marching Band. He has also performed with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, the New World Symphony, and in the Miami Music Projects Honors Orchestra. Also a skilled guitarist, he performed in the school’s Jazz Band, as well as in the pit for local musical theater productions.