Our mission

To promote musical and instrumental education through the social inclusion of teaching an unconventional instrument such as the oboe at a high, pre-college level, and givingmusical presentations, locally and nationally. Our motto is “Music, Hope and Purpose.”Our short and long term vision is to continue the legacy of teaching the oboe, and maintain an active group of high performing oboists inside and outside of Honduras, as excellent representatives of our country.

Our history

In 2021, one of our greatest dreams came true: to start a non-profit foundation and oboe school to train new professional oboists and to support the existing community of oboists which, due to limited resources in Honduras, has not managed to thrive or to grow. This achievement was made possible in collaboration with a group of fellow oboists and businesses inside and outside of Honduras.


The non-profit organization is established in the United States, and the oboe school is based at the Evangelical Christian University New Millenium (UCENM) in Honduras. Both are associated by agreement.

Organization goals

Contribute to the training of oboists through a comprehensive education (taught by an oboe teacher) providing them with the opportunity to study abroad once the full program is completed.

Provide students with an instrument, reed kits, and other supplies to ensure a successful start to their studies and their future careers.

Offer recitals and performances for community interaction and education.

Commission oboe repertoire from Honduran composers to promote and preserve our culture.

Meet our team

Euridice Alvarez
Euridice Alvarez
President

Is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at Baylor University. She is principal oboist with the Waco Symphony and performs with the Baylor Woodwind Quintet and Baylor Wind Trio. Dr. Alvarez has established herself as a teacher, orchestral musician, chamber musician and oboe soloist. Through performing, university teaching and master class presentations, both nationally and internationally, she is recognized as an outstanding musician and pedagogue. Her oboe studies began at the Victoriano López School of Music in her native Honduras, and continued at the University of Southern Mississippi (BM), Baylor University (MM) and Eastman School of Music (DMA). Her primary teachers are José Angel Abrego, Patricia Malone, Doris DeLoach, and Richard Killmer. She has performed in several orchestras in Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wyoming. She is also principal oboe with the Avanti Masterworks Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. She has toured Panama, Costa Rica and Thailand and performed and/or presented master classes in Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Thailand, Florida, Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, New Mexico and Texas. She formerly served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Alvarez is a Marigaux artist.

Francisco Rodríguez
Francisco Rodríguez
General Director

Is currently the general director of Honduras Oboe Project Education (HOPE). He studied at the Victoriano López School of Music. He is the winner of several competitions including the Young Promises Competition of the Victoriano School. He began his musical studies with José Ricardo Salazar, finishing his oboe studies with Roberto Varela. During his career as an oboist, he received master classes and mentorship from Dr. Euridice Alvarez. He worked as a teacher at the Victoriano López School from 2008 to 2017, serving as a teacher of music theory, history, and oboe. He has taught oboists who stand out in prestigious universities in the United States and Germany. He studied at the National Pedagogical University, and received private lessons in traditional harmony with Honduran composer Javier Reyes. Currently, he continues to work as a music teacher, training musicians at a national level who aspire to go out in search of achieving their professional dream.

Mateo Martínez
Mateo Martínez
Secretario

Is the winner of the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, sponsored by Yamaha Corporation in the United States. He has a Master’s degree from the prestigious Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, CA. Eder has studied with San Francisco Opera Principal Oboist, Mr. Minjia Liu, and is currently studying for an Artistic Diploma with San Francisco Symphony Principal Oboist, Eugene Izotov. He has won numerous awards, including bronze medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, named Most Outstanding Instrumentalist in Oboe along with an Honorable Mention at the Sphinx Orchestra Partner Audition Woodwind Competition, first place at the Double Reed Texas Society at Sam Houston University in Texas, Georgia State Winner and Southern US Regional Competition. Eder received the Senior Performance Honors Award (2019-2020) in recognition of his achievements and honors during his undergraduate degree at the Schwob School of Music where he studied with Dr. Susan Tomkiewicz. He has been featured on newspapers and television shows in the United States and Honduras. Furthermore, Eder is an active speaker who enjoys being able to motivate students and musicians from all walks of life through his career experiences. Eder dedicates his time to furthering education and assisting oboe students with his artistic preparation. Eder has received training and master classes with Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboist of the Metropolitan Opera and Oboe Teacher at the Juilliard School, Alex Klein, Oboist Emeritus Chicago Symphony, and Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboist of the Dallas Symphony, among many others. In 2019, he was a soloist with the Virtuosi String Ensemble directed by maestro Sergiu Schwartz. He has worked in collaboration with directors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Conlon, Yahuda Gilad, Rosen Milanov, Paul Hostetter, and Dr. Jaime Nix. Eder began his musical studies at the Victoriano López School of Music in his native Honduras.

Our First Students

Danis Castillo
Danis Castillo
Student

Student at the College of Sciences and Humanities, 17 years old.

Fiorella Rivas
Fiorella Rivas
Student

Student at the College of Sciences and Humanities, 16 years old.

Israel Flores
Israel Flores
Student

Student at the College of Sciences and Humanities, 16 years old.

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