Adiel Nájera is a M.M. candidate and graduate teaching assistant for the UCMB and Pep Bands at The University of Connecticut. Adiel attended Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he and studied the trumpet with Dr. Gary Wurtz. He participated in many ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines, Jazz Band, The Lumberjack Marching Band, The Roarin’ Buzzsaws Pep Band, The Empyrean Trumpet Ensemble, student-lead brass quintets, and The Latin Lumberjacks. Adiel earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Spring 2019.