EDUCATION

2012-2016 University of North Texas
• BA in Jazz Studies : emphasis in Vocal Performance
GPA : 3.8

2011-2012 National University of Costa Rica
• Vocal Performance Degree (3 semesters)
GPA : 3.9

2008-2010 Castella Conservatory (Performing Arts HS)
• High School Degree : emphasis in Vocal Performance
• Technical degree in Music Education
GPA : 3.8

UPCOMING PROJECTS

The Chewing Surface — An international (US/Argentina/Norway) experimental jazz trio featuring Isabel Crespo on vocals and some compositions. They will be releasing their debut album in 2019.

For Now – A jazz-influenced original music quintet led by Isabel Crespo. They released first full-length album in Spring 2018, and they will be recording their second album in Winter 2018.

Inanimate – A split album featuring new music compositions with varied instrumentations by Skyler Hill and Isabel Crespo to be released in 2019.

Imposter – An experimental trio that incorporates electronics, featuring saxophone, guitar/keys, and Isabel Crespo on vocals. They perform structured improvisations, and compositions.

Family Tree – An avant-pop sextet led by Skyler Hill, in which Isabel Crespo is the featured vocalist. They are recording a full-length album of compositions to be released in 2019.

Passarinho – A traditional Brazilian Folk Music group led by Isabel Crespo. They currently focus on performing arrangements at local venues.

Both of Us – A duo featuring guitar and voice that performs co-written compositions and improvisations drawing inspiration from new music, free jazz, and poetry. They will be recording their first full-length album in 2019.

To Be Sure — Received a commission to compose an open score piece

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Siena Jazz Festival (2017 & 2018)
• Performed as part of the Siena Jazz Workshop

The Elsewhere Tour (2018)
• Performed 13 shows in 10 states with jazz-influenced quintet, For Now, to promote debut album

Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (2018)
• Performed text scores as a featured artist in Rock Hill, SC

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Wilmington, DE (2017)
• Performed with the Clifford Brown Tribute Big Band

Wilmington Chamber Music Festival, Wilmington, DE (2017)
• Debuted works with string quintet

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, Denton, TX (2015)
• Performed original music

Music for 18 Musicians, Denton, TX (2014)
• Performed at the University of North Texas

DISCOGRAPHY

Elsewhere, For Now, 2018
Whatever Keeps You in the Air (EP), Family Tree, 2017
Enough Silence (EP), Isabel Crespo, 2016
Dreamer, Kent Shores, 2015

AWARDS

FwB Denton: Music Scholarship Recipient | 2018
Art & Words Festival: Selected as a visual artist | 2018
Spiderweb Salon: Songwriting Scholarship Recipient | 2018
Greater Denton Arts Council: Artist Microgrant Recipient | 2017

WORKSHOPS

Siena International Jazz Workshop | Siena, Italy (2018)
• Received full scholarship to attend

Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Ahead Residency | Wilmington, DE (2017 & 2018)
• Received full scholarship to attend

Siena International Jazz Workshop | Siena, Italy (2017)

Keep an Eye International Jazz Workshop | Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017)
• Received full scholarship to attend