Originally from San Ramon, Costa Rica, Oscar Garcia-Montoya joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra trumpet section in the 2008-09 season. Prior to coming to Fort Worth, he held a two-year position as principal trumpet with both the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra and Miami City Ballet Orchestra. He completed a prestigious three-year New World Symphony fellowship under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in 2006. In recent years, he has also had engagements as guest principal trumpet with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Oscar has participated in and performed at various summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Cantieri Internazionale di Musica in Italy, American Wind Symphony, and Youth Orchestra of the Americas (FOSJA) in Puerto Rico. As a soloist, he has been featured with the New World Symphony Orchestra and Brampton Symphony Orchestra. He won first place at the National Trumpet Competition (ensemble category) and the Medalla de Oro Solo Competition in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition to his orchestral work, Oscar has performed with the New World Symphony Brass Quintet and the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet. He has a master's degree from Rice University and a bachelor's degree from Baylor University. His notable teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, James Wilt, and Marie Speziale.