In 2011, Felipe Tristan won a place in the Kenan Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center, a prestigious program for emerging artists, which culminated in his debut recital Viva la Flauta! He is a Teaching Artist for the Harmony Program, the Children’s Aid Society, and the Corona Youth Music Project. Mr. Tristan has conducted ensembles in the United States and Mexico, including the Filarmónica Juvenil de Nuevo León, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Queens College Workshop Orchestra, Astoria Symphony Orchestra, both in workshops and concerts. He was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra in 2015 and is now Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas. Felipe has his Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) from the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, a Bachelor of the Arts (Communications/Marketing) from the Universidad Regiomontana, a Master of Music (Flute Performance) from the University of Houston, and Artist Certificate from the UNC School of the Arts. He studied Instrumental Conducting in the Evening Division of the Juilliard School under the direction of Dr. Mark Shapiro.